PLATE XXXIX

A PAIR OF SHORT GLOVES
LATE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

A PAIR of rather an unusual style of gloves of warm russet-coloured leather and having very short gauntlets, which are embroidered entirely with metallic gold and silver thread, the pattern being raised by stump or padded work; a rich bordering of silver lace surrounds the bottom and sides of the gauntlets. The extreme length is 12 inches, and they are in the collection of W. Cole-Plowright, Esqr.