Faraway Antique Shop

Early Childâs Shoes

Early Child’s Shoes

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Directory: Dolls: Accessories and Doll Related: Antique: Pre 1900: Item # 1295206

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Faraway Antique Shop
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P.O. Box 353
East Millinocket, Maine 04430

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These early child’s leather shoes have carved wooden soles that and are shod as if with horseshoes! The overall condition is very fine. They are out of a Maine estate. Read on for all the details:

They measure 6” long and slightly over 2” wide. They are constructed of very heavy and sturdy black leather. The soles are very thick and carved from wood. The soles are lined around the edges with metal that appears to be like a custom-shaped horseshoe. They are even attached with horseshoe nails! Along the bottom edge of the leather uppers is a row of round-head nails. The nails along the back edge are silver colored, while the nails around the toe are brass. The silver-toned nail heads are flat while the brass nails are domed. On close examination, the nails all look hand-forged with uneven surfaces and variances in size and shape. The shoes close at the instep with a stamped-metal hinged buckle. You squeeze the shoe to release the buckle. Each shoe weighs 7 ounces. These unique and wonderful shoes are in overall very fine condition.