A pair of embroidered gloves, circa 1620, of white kid leather dyed buff, with separately worked purple silk gauntlets each with six tabs, part lined, worked in satin stitch in floss silks with peas, carnations, honeysuckle in mainly yellow, green and pink silks, the ground studded with minute sequins, and with detailing with raised silver purl wire, edged in narrow band of silver picot lace, the wrist with gold braid andd brown silk sequinned band, the elongated fingers and thumb seams wrong sides together, stab-stitched, with deed purple silk embroidery forming pointing stitches to the apex of the finger seams and adorning the thumb seams. 33 cm long.

Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence. Conserved 1005 – 1999 with help from the NHLF

Accession No: 23354+A
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