An unusually large pair of men's brown doeskin gloves, circa 1610 – 1635, dyed mid-brown, with wide integral gauntlets applied with triangles of purple silk and over embroidered in silver purl threads, couched silver thread and sequins with coiling blooms, interspersed with couched threads forming fruits and hearts, three bands of purple silk edged in silver lace to the gauntlet sides, the elongated fingers outlined in twisted silver braid, and edged in pink flossed silk and gold thread fringing, lined in brown silk, 44 cm long.

Gloves attributed to King James I, see Journal of Costume Society, number 24, published 1990. Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence.

Conservation 1995 – 1999 sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers of London.

Accession No: 23337+A
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