Pair of gloves
early 17th century
Object Place: England
14.3 x 14.5 cm (5 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Leather embroidered with silk yarns and gilt-silver spangles, metal trim
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Cream colored leather, now somewhat browned, with deep scalloped cuffs. Cuffs stuffed, lined with pink silk, covered with white silk on outside, each embroidered with same hunting scene, man blowing horn and dogs pursuing deer; squirrels, boar, birds, and basilisk; worked with polychrome silks and several kinds of metal threads, sequins and glass beads (eyes of animals), in satin, stem, knot, and couching stitches; ruffle of pink (faded) ribbon at lower edge of cuffs; outside edges of cuffs trimmed with narrow metal bobbin lace.
Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15,1943. Gift of Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection