GLOVE OF KING CHARLES II
ONE of a pair of stout buff leather riding gloves, entirely without ornamentation. They were exhibited at the Stuart Collection at the New Gallery in 1889 (No. 477 in the Catalogue), and were thus described: “Presented to Edmund Lovel, great-great-grandfather of the present owner, by King Charles II. Mr. Lovel had raised a troop of horse for the service and restoration of the King, who, meeting him at the head of his men, drew the gloves from his hands and gave them to Mr. Lovel as a memento.”
The property of Mrs. Speid.
A GLOVE of unusual shape, made of grey leather, and embroidered on the back of the hand with a floral design in dull green and red silks. The fingers and outer side of the glove are herringbone stitched. The total measurement from linger-tips to gauntlet is 15½ inches.
The glove is attributed to King Charles I., and was shown among the Stuart relics at the New Gallery, London, in 1889, by the possessor, Captain Still.
A PALE buff leather glove, poorly embroidered with silver thread, pink, yellow, and white silk. The glove is in rather a dilapidated condition. It was No. 386 in the Catalogue of the New Gallery Exhibition in 1889, and was lent by David Seton, Esqr.