PLATE XX

EARLY SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY GLOVES

AN unusual and singular pair of gloves of leather, the back seams of the fingers being stitched with gold thread; the gauntlets are very deep and are covered with alternate bands of red satin and gold-thread ribbon-lace, with an edging of silver tinsel, and fringed with spangled gold thread.

The total length of the gloves is 17 inches. King James I gave these gauntleted gloves to Sir Edward Denny, Kt. (afterwards Earl of Norwich), who, as Sheriff of Hertfordshire, received the King during his progress from Scotland to London.

Presented by Sir Edward Denny, Bart., to the South Kensington Museum.