These are a wonderful pair of ladies silk boots dating to 1867. Sadly they are not in good condition but still rare to find. They are made from black silk that has begun to shred and split over the years. The soles are in good condition and there is a stamp on the bottom that says 'Exposition Universelle de Paris 1867' this was an international exhibition held in Paris in 1867, so the boots were on display at the exhibition. The cream silk floss embroidery is mostly intact although it has been affected by the silk splitting in some areas. The boots had lost their original laces so I have laced them with fine silky cord to keep them in shape. Two of the eyelets are broken. They have straight soles so neither left or right. They are stunning even though they have faults and a very rare pair of boots. I have gently stuffed them with acid free tissue to help them keep their shape. A stunning pair of silk boots that would grace a collection.