PLATE XXXVII

A PAIR OF BROWN GLOVES
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

A PAIR of brown leather gloves, plainly stitched at the seams of thumb and lingers. The cuff richly ornamented with gold and silver wire of extreme fineness, twisted round what appears to be flat pieces of quill and sewn into the required position,. each part of the pattern being framed with gold cord; small gold spangles are dotted about in every available space; a narrow band of red silk, carrying a silver fringe, terminates the whole. The total length of the gloves is 12 inches. Date about 1600.

In the collection of the Author.