Stock Number: CSS2644
This highly decorative antique wooden shoe stretcher which has a wonderful rich golden patina has 2 parts that are hinged, have brass fittings and a metal screw mechanism with brass handle for tightening and enlarging the wooden last to stretch a shoe.
This Georgian stretcher is of wonderful quality, dates from c1820 and the brass handle is marked with the maker's details of Cottrell. Holborn Hill, London.
This interesting and over engineered piece looks great on display and is in full working order but I'm not sure it would be suitable to use as it would have been made to measure. Would make a super item for a shoe shop, vintage clothes shop or a nice collectable item.
Material: Wood. Brass. Metal.
Date: Early 19th century - c1820.
Maker: Henry Cottrell.
Marked: Cottrell. Holborn Hill London.
Dimensions: Length including handle: 35 cm (13 3/4"). Width of sole at widest part: 6.5 cm (2 1/2"). Height to top of handle: 9.5 cm ( 3 3/4").
Not marked with a shoe size.
Total weight: 790 g.
Condition: Very good used antique condition with signs of use in keeping with age. Some wear, marks, scuffs and small chips leaving a wonderful patina. Please see pictures.
Please note that only the shoe stretcher is included and any other items in the pictures are for display only.
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