PLATE XLIII

A PAIR OF GLOVES
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

A PAIR of dark grey leather gloves, with short gauntlets composed entirely of a single band of embroidered gold lace, enriched with spangles and edged at the top and bottom with a fringe of gold. The stitching of the fingers and on the back of the hands is quite plain.

The inside of the gloves is white leather, and the gauntlets are lined with ribbed buff silk. The total length of the gloves, including the cuffs, is 12 inches.

In the collection of the Author.