Folding Metal Boot Hook & Button Hook
In the 18th and 19th century fastenings on undergarments and boots would always have been buttoned. The buttons on shoes and boots at this time were dome shaped and a hook would be needed in order to thread the button through the hole with ease. Undergarments usually had small mother of pearl buttons, again a button hook would make it easier to thread through the hole.
Gentleman's folding boot pull and button hook combined. This would have been an important part of a gentleman's traveling kit. One end would be used to aid the pulling up of gentlemen's boots, the smaller hook would aid the buttoning of gloves and footwear. Made polished steel.