PLATE V

A PAIR OF SCALED LEATHER GLOVES
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

A FINE pair of gauntlet gloves like the one given on Plate III., but much longer, measuring a total of 18 inches; the leather overlapping scales are notched at the edges, as are also the tabs by which the four leather buttons confine the openings of the outer sides of the gauntlets.

Captain A. Hutton exhibits a very strikingly similar pair of gloves in the Museum at Whitehall, which he describes as being of buffalo leather, and as having been worn by a cavalier during the Great Rebellion, 1645-1660.

The gloves are in perfect condition, and are in the collection of the Author.