GLOVES OF HENRY VIII
ONE of the most beautiful pair of gloves probably in existence, and fortunately in a fine state of preservation. They are made of thin buff leather, light in colour, and measure 12½ inches in length.
The gauntlets are divided into eight panels, four in front and four at back, the material being white satin embroidered with flowers and foliage in esthetic-coloured silk, the stems of which are of gold thread. Each panel is edged with spangled gold lace and lined with rose-coloured silk; a gusset is inserted between each panel to give strength to the upper part; a ruching of rose-coloured silk, edged with gold lace, divides the glove from the gauntlet at the wrist.
The gloves are reputed to have belonged to Henry VIII., and are of so rich a character as to justify the statement.
They are the property of Alfred de la Fontaine, Esqr.