A pair of babies' false quilted beige sleeve panels, circa 1700 – 1710, the natural linen fabric ground with overall quatrefoil and sprigged linked repeats in tiny yellow running silk stitches, bound in yellow ribbon binding, then folded and whip-stitched. 15 cm long. The sleeves are cut from the same material and embroidered to match the childrens' mittens, accession number 23454. This kind of work is most commonly found on ladies' waistcoats, embroidered cradle sets and infant-wear. It was common in the early 18th century to find in a layette, separately worked baby sleeves which were not stitched to the robes.
Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence. Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from NHLF.