PLATE X

WHITE GLOVES
SIXTEENTH CENTURY

A PAIR of gloves similar to those attributed to Henry VIII. (Coloured Plate), having beautifully embroidered gauntlets cut into panels, which are edged with bespangled lace. The designs on the panels consist of flowers and birds; at the wrist of the left-hand glove is a richly laced ruching; unfortunately this has disappeared from the right-hand glove. They are attributed to the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and were at one time in the Isham Collection.

Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.