Pair of knitted gloves

17th century

Object Place: France


Overall: 39 x 25 x 1.5 cm (15 3/8 x 9 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pair of gloves said to have belonged to Cardinal Richelieu. Flaring cuffs of white satin with design of large flowers and foliage worked with green, pink and blue silk and silver thread worked over padding attached to gloves knitted in stripes of brown and cream colored silk. A medallion on the right-hand glove is embroidered with the monogram of Christ, one on the left hand glove is with the monogram of the Virgin. Trimmed with tufts of ribbon and silver thread. Faded.

Credit Line

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