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Gloves

Date:
late 18th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
leather, silk
Dimensions:
Length: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.220.2
Not on view
The embroidered figure on these gloves is a lady in court dress complete with the fontanges, the hairstyle in vogue during the first decade of the eighteenth century. It is unusual to find a historical costume depicted on a fashionable accessory. It must have amused the lady who wore the gloves to compare the style of her grandmother’s day to the attire of her own time.
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