Pair of gloves

Early 17th century

Object Place: England


right: 34.3 x 22.5 cm (13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather embroidered with silk, metallic threads, and spangles; metallic bobbin lace

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Leather glove with cuff formed by eight lobes of white satin embroidered with colored silk and gold and silver thread in a design of scrolls bearing pink carnations and gold grapes. Cuff stiffened, edged with gold and silver bobbin lace and lined with pink silk. A ruff of deep pink silk ribbon edged with metallic lace around the base of each cuff.


1936, purchased at Christie's, London, by John Hunt (b. 1900 - d. 1976), London; August 21, 1936, sold by John Hunt to Carrie Lauer Lehman (d. 1937), New York; to her husband, Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York; 1938, gift of Philip Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 21, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman