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Wooden Shoe Match Holder and Strikers 19th C - Lot of 3

Wooden Shoe Match Holder and Strikers 19th C - Lot of 3

Regular price $250.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $250.00 USD
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A set of three carved wooden shoe match holders with strike plates from the 19th century. The three shoes are very similar with similar laces, shoe shape and even the hob nails underneath.
Two have an oval striker plate on the side. The third (with a chip) has a rectangular spot for the striker. They were all hand carved and may have been manufactured in Germany’s Black Forest. One has a green and white paper price tag. One shoe has a shiny finish while the other two do not.
There is a green and white label on the smallest shoe with the number 40 still showing. The shiny shoe has an M and E scratched on the sole.
Shoe with a rectangular strike plate and chip - 4 3/8” (11.0 cm) long x 1 3/4” (4.4 cm) wide x 2 ” (5.1 cm) tall
Lightest colored show – 4 3/8” (11.0 cm) long x 1 7/8” (4.8 cm) wide x 2 1/4” (5.1 cm) tall
Shiny shoe - 4 ½” (11.4 cm) long x 2” (5.1 cm) wide x 2 ¼” (5.1 cm) tall
Total weight 6.9 oz (195 g)
There is a chip on the shoe back and on the lace of the shoe with a rectangular striker. The shiny shoe has an old chip and smaller chips on the mouth edge. The last shoe (with the lightest color) has a few chips on the mouth. They all have an old patina to the wood.

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