A pair of ladies dark brown leather, lace up ankle boots with low heels, dated 1867. Shoemaker and designer: Jean-Louis François PINET, Paris. The toe of the boots have rosettes applied in silk ribbon. The boots lace through 28 eyelets. Purple silk application along the eyelets. Cream cotton lining. The soles and heels are leather, punched in four locations with signature markings and size.
Embossed in toe of sole: 25 / 00 (?)
Embossed in toe of sole: EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DES PARIS (in an arc) / (laurel wreath) / (angel) (angel) / F. PINET / (bird) / 1867 (unreadable)
Embossed in middle of sole: BREVETE / F. PINET / PARIS (unreadable)
Embossed in sole: 22
Very good condition. Sings of use and wear (on the sole and on the toe area). The decoration is not included. Very rare to find. One pair you find in the “National Gallery of Victoria“, Melbourne/ Australia.