Leather, satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, detached buttonhole, couching stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon
L. 13 1/2 x W. 6 1/2 inches (34.3 x 16.5 cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Not on view
The rich brown leather of these gloves is unusual; most surviving gloves from the seventeenth century are lighter in color. However, the motifs embroidered on the gauntlets—pea pods and blossoms—were quite common during the period. Pea pods were often associated with romantic love. They are found on both household furnishings and other accessories of dress, such as a woman's jacket of about the same date in the Museum's collection (23.170.1).
Artist: Printed by Robert Barker , London, 1607 Date: ca. 1607Medium: Satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, split, satin, couching, brick, and knot stitchesAccession: 64.101.1291On view in:Not on view
Artist: Date: 1600–1620 Accession Number: 64.101.1241 Date: 1600–1620Medium: Linen worked with silk and metal threads, spangles; chain, stem, darning, detached buttonhole, and plaited braid stitchesAccession: 64.101.1241On view in:Not on view
Artist: Possibly after a design by Charles Le Brun (French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris) Date: ca. 1683Medium: Canvas; silk, wool, and metal-thread embroidery in tent stitch (316 stitches per sq. inch, 49 per sq. cm.)Accession: 46.43.1On view in:Gallery 531