A men’s pair of buff kid leather gloves, circa 1620 –30, the integral gauntlet, fingers and knuckles outlined in gold thread in double chain stitch, similarly worked rosettes, edged and lined in brown silk, two brown silk tabs to the sides, edged in gold lace spangled with sequins, 34 cm long. The lining has been marked in ink ‘gloves of King Charles I, W.B. Redfern’s collection’. The gloves are illustrated in ‘Royal and Historic Gloves and Shoes by W. B. Redfern’, published by Methuan, 1904 p33 and formed part of the authors own collection. The provenance given in his book is interesting though far from conclusive, the detail can be found within the supporting records of the catalogue of the Livery.
Purchased by the Livery in 2003 with funds donated by past master Jack Bishop