Collection Online
silk, leather, cotton, metal
(a) 24.2 × 6.9 × 22.8 cm (left boot)
(b) 24.3 × 6.9 × 22.5 cm (right boot)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
(a-b) printed in gold on ivory silk inner sole, outerside of ankle: F. PINET/ PARIS
embossed in toe of sole: 23 / 2
embossed in toe of sole: EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DES PARIS (in an arc) / (laurel wreath) / (angel) (angel) / F. PINET / (bird) / 1867
embossed in middle of sole: BREVETE / F. PINET / PARIS
embossed (vertically) in middle of sole: F. PINET
embossed in heel of sole: BREVETE / F. PINET
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Women's Association, 1974
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A pair of ladies black silk satin, lace up ankle boots with low heels. The toe, sides, and heels of the boots have rosettes applied in silk ribbon, and leaves embroidered in chenille thread and finished with small starburst-flowers embroidered in white silk thread. An additional silk satin bow is featured at the tip of the lacing. The boots lace through 24 eyelets, finished with buttonhole stitch. Rosettes are applied in pale blue, two shades of pink, and red ribbon. Chenille leaves are various shades of green, and starbursts in white. The silk satin is mounted, and the mouth of the boot is shaped and highlighted with internal lining of red silk, the heel highlighted with white stitching. The soles and heels are leather, punched in five locations with signature markings and size.