EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
AN elegant and dainty pair of light buff leather gloves with beautifully embroidered cuffs, with roses and other designs in blue, green, and pink gimp, lined out with fine silver cord; the central figure is a bird worked in pink and yellow silk, the same pattern being repeated on both back and front of the cuffs. A lining of pink silk extends some 3 inches inside the cuff, which is finished off with a yellow silk fringe. The total length of the gloves is 13 inches.
In the collection of the Author.