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Pair of gloves

Pair of gloves

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1660 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    leather, silk trimmed with metal braid and fringe

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Leather gloves with long purple silk covered gauntlets banded with 5 rows of wide silver braid and metal fringe

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1660 (made)



Materials and Techniques

leather, silk trimmed with metal braid and fringe


Length: 47.5 cm 1508-1882 approx, Width: 18.3 cm 1508-1882 approx, Length: 49.0 cm 1508:A-1882 approx, Width: 20.0 cm 1508:A-1882 approx

Object history note

Alleged to have been given by James I to Sir Edward Denny, afterwards Earl Norwich, who as Sheriff of Hertfordshire received the King on his journey from Scotland. The style however is not consumerate with this date, the gloves being more typically Restoration period. These gloves could also be the pair reputedly given by King Henry VIII to Sir Anthony Denny, but again, the style of the gloves does not consumerate with a mid-16th century date.

From the Annual Register of 1759:
“At the sale of the Earl of Arran’s curiosities in Covent Garden the Gloves given by King Henry the 8th to Sir Anthy. Denny were sold for £38.17.0, the Gloves given by King James the 1st to Edwd. Denny Esq (son of Sir Anthy.) for £22.1.0, the mittens given by Queen Elizth. to Sir Edwd. Denny’s lady for £25.4.0 and the Scarf given by King Charles the 1st for £10.10.0, all of which were bought for Sir Thomas Denny of Ireland, who is lineally descended from the said Sir Anthony Denny, one of the Executors of King Henry the VIII.”

Descriptive line

Gloves, leather with purple silk and metal fringe gauntlets


Leather; Silk; Silver braid; Fringe


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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