Set of 2 Antique late 1800s Ornate Button Hooks — Beautiful Designs!

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This pair of gorgeous, ornate button hooks are quite a find! Hooks originally were sold in sizes appropriate for both glove and shoe buttons. In the early 1880s a sewing machine used to attach buttons to high top shoes was invented. Shoe buttons themselves were usually made of fiber or glass. When World War I made leather scarce, high top shoes went out of fashion taking button hooks along with them.

• 1: 5.75" x .5" x .25"
• 2: 3.25" x .3" x .25"

Wear & Tear:
• Minimal amount of rust on the extended metal portion (not on the ornate parts)


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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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