Pair of gloves

early 17th century

Object Place: England


14.3 x 14.5 cm (5 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather embroidered with silk yarns and gilt-silver spangles, metal trim

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection