Ladys Glove

A N elegant glove for the right hand, of rich fawn-coloured - leather of very line quality. The stitching of he seams is plain the gauntlet is ornamented in a very unusual manner, w*th grey and yellow loops or bows of mohair tape, or ribbon intermixed with gold and silver threads, one-half of the back of the hand and knuckles being similarly treated the lower part of the cuff inside is stiffened with three layers of paper, and is lined with ribbed ) ellow s lk the entire length of the glove is...

Ladys Shoe

A SMALL shoe of moire antique over white kid leather the heel is of wood, covered with a very light dove-coloured polished leather. The inside of the shoe is lined with white satin. The heel is exceptionally high, measuring 3 inches, the length of the shoe being only 8 inches from the heel to the tip of the sharply pointed toe. This singular specimen has the appearance of a bi dal shoe, and the heart, on the ball of the foot, which is of a lighter colour than the rest of the sole, suggests a...

African Sandals

A FRICAN sandals, Nisei Fiver district, of leather, and of admirable design and workmanship the ringed receptacle for the great toe is a feature in the sandal. In the collection of the Author. A SIMILAR pair of leather sandals, from the same loca1ity, the upper strappings being somewhat more elaborate and ornamental. In the collection of Cole Ambrose, Esqr.

Eastern Shoes And Chopines

Oleg Cassini Historic Dresses

Views of the ppef and sole are given. PAIR of wooden-soled shoes the uppers are composed of leather covered with brown felt, over which is a wide band of blue cashmere. WOODEN chopines, or clogs, 8 inches high, worn by Turk sh women they are thickly inlaid with mother-of-pearl and silver wire and have bands of leather, which form a kind oi sandal these are covered with puce cloth richly embroidered with gold thread. As previously mentioned, chopines are of...

Fi ut

THIS white satin shoe s embroidered with green, yellow, and light red Jlk it has latchets for buckles, and the heel, of wood, 24 inches high, is covered with white kid. Attached to the shoe is a slip of antique paper with faded writing, which states that the shoe belonged to Sarah Churchill, the wife of the Great Duke of Marlborough. The clog, which appears on the extreme light of the picture, belongs to the shoe. T me of Queen Anne. All the above are -n the collection of W. P, Gibbs, Esqr. The...

Oriental Childrens Shoes

A CHINESE shoe, Tor a child it is made of various sort materials of brilliant colours blue, crimson, yellow, etc. its length from toe to heel is 4 inches. In the Norwich Museum. A BOHEMIAN child's shoe, made of crimson and yellow leather the upper is joined to the sole with narrow strips of leather. Entire length, 5* inches, i he property of R. Earren, Esqr. THIS beautiful Indian shoe, for a child, is made of leather covered with rich embroidery in subdued colours (crimson and buii), relieved...

The Paston Hall Glove

Steven Stipelman Illustrations

Id N interesting glove, probably of the middle of the seventeenth h century, of brown leather, neatly embroidered with silver thread. This glove was found a few years since in Paston Hall, Norfolk, and was presented by the wife of the present owner of the hall, Mrs. John Mack, to the Castle Museum, Nonv ich. The glove gains some additional interest from the fact that it may have belonged to a member of that ancient family, made so famous by the Paston Hall Papers, published by Sir ohn Ferm,...

Lord Trevors Shoes

Stephen Stipelman

THE second pair of shoes on the plate are of crimson leather, with wide instep flaps, and having no indication of a means of fastening the soles are I of an inch tluck, and the heels, f black leather and hollow, are I2 inches high. The toes are square and measure 2' inches across the name of Lord Trevor, in writing of an ancient character, may be traced on the underside of one of the instep flaps. This kind of shoes is of the period of Charles I. Both the above pairs of shoes are the property...

Queen Annes Gloves

Steven Stipelman

Jl N unusually elegant pair of early eighteenth-century gloves, of 3V buff leatherj in excellent preservation, measuring only jo A ' niches in length the gauntlets are short and most elaborately ornamented with a perforated pattern in gold and crimson thread embroidery and small bugle beads of glass there are four small openings in the gauntlets over each of which is a bow of ribbon they are lined with puce silk. These gloves were left by Queen Anne at Christ Church when on a visit to Oxford,...

Pair Of Brown Gloves

A PAIR of brown leather gloves> plainly stixhed at the scams of thumb and fingers. ' 'he cuff richly ornamented with gold and silver wire of extreme fineness twisted round what appears to be flat pieces of quill and sewn into the required position, each part of the pattern being framed with gold cord small gold spangles are dotted about in every available space a narrow band of red silk, carrying a silver fringe, terminates the whole. The total length of the gloves is inches. Date about 1600.

Queen Elizabeths Buskins

ONE of a pair of riding-boots, or buskins, of elegant shape and excellent workmanship. They are made of soft leather of a rich brown colour, stitched with white thread the heels, covered with leather of the same colour, arc of wood, and are 3 inches high the soles at the thickest part are of an inch a continuous layer of brown leather covers both heels and soles. The enti-e length from the base of the heel to the toe is 7 inches. The legs arc open at the sides and are pierced for lacing their...

Bohemia

ONE of a par of shoes, once in the possession of Lady Cotton, of Conington, Cambs, who had been in the service of their owner, the Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of James I. hey are of red cloth, embroidered with silver, and have black heels. They measure 9 inches in length the toe is i mches wide and the heel 2-f inches high. The following inscription is attached to the shoes Shoes of Princess Elizabeth, afterwards Queen of Bohemia, daughter of James I. Given to my wife's great grandmother...

Cavaliers Gloves

A PAIR of Cavalier's gloves, made of th-i soft huff-coloured leather, embroidered on the cui with silver thread the gauntlets are lined and the edges are bound wkh crimson silk the fringe is of gold thread, and the opemngs at the sides of the gauntlets are connected by two bands of buif silk ribbon edged with lace. Their length is ii inches. They are described in the Museum Catalogue as being of English make. Early seventeenth centurv. Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art.

Chopines

ONE of a pair of chopines, or tall clog. 'rhe soles, inches thick, are built of cork, and are, with their latchets, covered with grey ribbed silk a large silk rosette, originally of salmon-pink, but now faded to a grey colour, is fastened on the instep and covers the lacing eyelet holes. ONE of a pair, for the right foot, of similar shape to the previous one, but of coarser workmanship and made of black leather the soles of these are inches high, and are constructed of layers or small blocks of...

White Gloves

A PAIR of gloves similar to those attributed to Henry VIII. (Coloured Plate), having beautifully embroidered gauntlets cut into panels, which are edged with bespangled lace. The designs on the panels consist of flowers and birds at the wrist of the left-hand glove is a richly laced touching unfortunately this has disappeared from the right-hand glove. They are attributed to the reign of Queen ELzabeth, and were at one time in the Isham Collection. Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.

Pair Of English Gloves

How Make Houppelande

A PAIR of neatly embroidered gloves, of English make and of serviceable appearance, and quite unlike those made expressly for the purpose of presentation and therefore of a richer character. -'heir date is seventeenth century they came from the Isham Collection, and are now n the South Kensington Museum.

Lady Sheringtons Gloves

Laycock Abbey

A PAIR of white leather gloves, the gauntlets embroidered with silver and silk of esthetic colouring the fringe is of silver, and the lining is a pale pink snk. Total length from tip of middle iinger to point of the fringe 11 inches. These gloves are reputed to have belonged to Lady Sherington, of Laycock Abbey, n Wiltshire. Sir William Sherington purchased the Abbey in 1544, and in 1574 his brother Sir Kenry, who had succeeded to the estate, entertained Queen Elizabeth here. There arc...

List Of Plates

Frontispiece Gloves ok King Henry VI . Armoured Leather Glove . Free Public Museumn, Liverpool Tower of London . . . Scaled Leathfr Glove Chain Mail Glove Victoria and Albert Museum, S. Kensington Victoria and Albert Museum, S. Kensington Victoria and Albert Museum, S. Kensington A Seventefnth-centl'ry Glove . 'A Glovf, Seventeenth Century XXV. The Nasesy Gloves XXVI. j > Glovfs of Olivfr Crumwell . XXVII. i XXVIII. Gloves of the Lord Protector XXX. A Pair of...

Mittens

A PAIR of mittens, or fingerless gloves, of crimson velvet, embroidered on the backs, and a lesser degree on the palms, with a conventional design in gold thread. The hands and thumbs are edged with gold-thread cord. The gauntlets, covered with white satin, are cut into panels at the bottom and embroidered with flowers in various coloured silks together with conventional leaves, and pendent semicircular designs in gold and silver thread and spangles, and tiny beads are sprinkled about the...

Ladys Shoes And Clogs

Brigandines

THE pair of shoes and clogs on the lower part of the plate are excellent examples of the foot-gear of a well-to-do county lady of the early part of the eighteenth century. They are made of yellow worsted brocade the heels, of wood, z inches high, are covered with the same material. The latchets are wide, and have been fastened with buckles. .he clogs, one of which is on the shoe, the other shown beside, are also of yellow brocade, the tabs being tied with faded hulF ribbon, and have flat...

Gloves Of Henry Viii

Steven Stipelman

NE of the most beautiful pair of gloves probably in existence, and fortunately in a fine state of preservation. They are made of thin buir leather, light m colour, and measure The gauntlets are divided into eight panels, four in front and four at back, the material being white satin embroidered with flowers and foliage in esthetic-coloured silk, the stems of which are of gold thread. Each panel is edged with spangled gold lace and lined with rose-coloured silk a gusset is mserted between each...

The Duke Of Gloucesters Boot

Houppelande Men

ONE of a pair of boots, of singular character, of late seventeenth-century workmanship. They are made of rough-gra ined black leather, neatly stitched with white thread. The bell tops are of buff leather, pierced and goffered at the lower edge the heels are low and flat the toes square and slightly blocked, are 2 inches wide the total height of the boots from the heels to the bell tops is inches, the length of the foot is 6 inches. These interesting relics belonged to Prince William Henry, Duke...

The Naseby Gloves

A PAR from the extreme elegance of this pair of lady's gloves, L there is attached to them an historic and pathetic -merest. ** .11 within a few years ago they were treasured by a lady named Clarence, who died at Eversden in Cambridgeshire. This lady was a native of Naseby, and was connected with the Ashby family of that place. 1 he gloves are believed to have belonged to a Royalist lady who was at Naseby with the Cavalier army when the fatal defeat of King Charies took place (June 14th, 1645),...

Gloves Of The Lord Protector

THE usual costume of Oliver Cromwell does not at any time seem to have been of a gay character, therefore this pair of gloves attributed to him are the more striking. 1 hey are of a light buff-coloured leather. The gauntlets are of crimson silk, cut into panels and beautifully embroidered with silk in green, yellow, and blue, intermixed with gold and silver thread a bird with yellow plumage is perched on a tree in the centre of the three panels the lace which has at one time edged the panels...

Shoes Of Charles I

Loin Cloth Skirt

TWO views, back and front, of a pair of shoes which belonged to King Charles. . 'hey are made of brown leather, which is covered with black velvet, both leather and velvet now sadly decayed the total length lrom toe to heel is ic inches the square toes measure 2,1 inches across the heels, apparently of leather and hollow and riveted with smail wooden pegs, are 2 inches high and 3 inches across, and were originally covered, like the shoes, w7ith black velvet, but the nap has now almost entirely...

Pair Cf Gloves

Historic Shoes

A PAIR of dark grey leather gloves, with short gauntlets composed entirely of a single band of embroidered gold lace, enriched with spangles and edged at the top and bottom with a fringe of gold. The stitching of the fingers and on the back of the hands is quite plain. he inside of the gloves is white leather, and the gauntlets are lined with ribbed buff silk. The total length of the gloves, mclud'ng the cuffs, is 12 inches.

Glove

A GLOVE of unusual shape, made of grey leather , and embroidered on the back of the hand with a floral design in dull green and red silks. The lingers and outer side of the glove arc herringbone stitched. The total measurement from finger-tips to gauntlet is 15 inches. he glove is attributed to King Cnarles L, and was shown among the Stuart relics at the New Gallery, London, n 1889, by the possessor, Captain Still. A PA LE huff leather glove, poorly embroidered with silver thread, pink, yellow,...

Cavalier Boots

GOOD examples of miLtary jack-hoots worn during the Cromwcllian Period. It is a singular fact that hoots of this extravagant description were worn alike by Cavalier and Puritan, the enormously large and wide tops being common to both. ne toes are squared and blocked, and the heels are remarkably high and composed of several layers of leather the tops are full and well shaped, and could at will be drawn up over the thigh or turned down over the caY of the legs. They retain their ong.nal spurs,...

Glove Of King Charles Ii

ONE of a pair of stout buff leather riding gloves, entirely without ornamentation, ''hey were exhibited at the Stuart Collection at the New Gallery in 1889 (No. 4.77 in the Catalogue), and were thus described Fresented to Edmund Lovel, great-great-grandfather of the present owner, by King Charles II. Mr. Lovel had raised a troop of horse for the service and restoration of the King, who, meeting him at the head of his men, drew the gloves from his hands and gave them to Mr. Lovel as a memento. I...

Colonel Ducketts Gloves

A PAIR of large dark brown leather gloves, measuring n inches inclusive the gauntlets are short, being only 3 inches deep, composed entirely of one broad piece of gold lace, and are lined with pale yellow satin the backs of the gloves are slightly embroidered with a floral design in gold wire thread, together with some herring-bone stitching of the same material. hese gloves have a clumsy appearance, and mark the decline from the beauty and elegance of the Stuart and earlier periods j they are...

Fair Cf White Gloves

Fashion Technical Drawing Men

A PAIR of stout white leather gloves apparently once the property of a person of considerable stature, to iudge from their size. Yhe gauntlets are nicely embroidered with metallic thread of gold and silver, parts of the work being raised by means of a red wool padding. Till recently these gloves were in the possession of a family in Warwickshire. They are now in the collection of Seymour Lucas, Escjr., R.A.

Historical Introduction On Shoes

Departed Jeans For Men

SO many authors have at various times, written about the origin, development, and history of foot-gear, the changes in fashion, shape, and material, that it is almost impossible to add any fresh information on this interesting subject. On the other hand, the subject has not been equally illustrated, and to supply tlii* want the present work, it is hoped, may somewhat compensate for the past, particularly as all the pictures have been specially photographed, or drawn, for this volume from actual...

Mediaeval And Other Shoes

Historic Shoes

OLE of a fifteenth-century peaked shoe the point is destroyed u inches long. ROAD shoe of the time of Henry VI I., with latchets to tie. LEATPJER clog, for the left foot, composed of several thicknesses of leather at the toe and waist are the remains of straps for attaching the clog to the foot. In the collection of the Author. A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY black-leather peaked shoe (pou-laine), said to have been found m Moorfields, London. The fastening appears to have been by means of a strap or...

HENRY Vlli Gauntlet

RIGHT-HAND locking gauntlet of polished steel, slightly inlaid with gold and engraved. The views represent the mitten closed and open respectively. When closed, the weapon, held in the hand, could not he displaced, as the mitten part of the glove was fastened securely by a projecting rivet and hook. he ornamentation, by means of engraving and inlaying, is of a similar character to the embroidery to be found on the gloves of civilians. This gauntlet belongs to a suit of armour worn by Henry...

Boots Of King Henry Vi

A PAIR of fine, and probably unique examples of fifteenth-century boots, which, like the gloves of the same sovereign given in Plate II. (on Gloves), have been handed down in good preservation to the present time. The boots, which partake somewhat of the character of gaiters, are made of fine Spanish brown leather, and are lined with deer skin, which still retains its hair round the ankles is a kind of wadding, between the leather and the limng, apparently to resist the wet. The sides of the...

Military Jackboots

Miliotary Jackboots

Seventeen til century i rom prawings 3v the al'thor ONE of a pair of jack-boots, for the left foot, of an exceptionally elegant character, 'hey are of black leather, the legs being strengthened by six vertical bands of leather l of an inch wide, and very neatly stitched on the boot the bell-shaped tops are of a soft leather, which enabled the wearer at will to turn them down when necessary the heels are composed of three thicknesses or layers of leather, and are 3 inches high, which must have...

Sgfttfitft

A PAIR of gloves of a rich brown-coloured leather, measuring 12 inches from tip of the middle linger to the extreme edge of the fringe. The gauntlets open on the outer side, as is usual, and arc tastefully embroidered on botli back and front with gold and silver thread. The fingers are plain st tched, and the inside of the gloves are of white kid. These also came from the same family as the previously illustrated gloves (Plate XXX.), and are the property of Seymour Lucas, Ksqr., r.a

Pair Of Scaled Leather Gloves

Steven Stipelman

FINE pair of gauntlet gloves like the one given on Plate III., but much longer, measuring a total oi i8 inches the leather overlapping scales are notched at the edges, as are also the tabs by which the four leather buttons confine the openings of the outer sides of the gauntlets. Captain A. Hutton exhibits a very strikingly similar pair gloves in the Museum at Whitehall, which he describes as being o buffalo leather, and as having been worn by a cavalier during the Great Rtbellion, 104.5-1660....

Captain Lenches 3qot

AVERY perfect specimen of a Cavalier's boot of the seventeenth century the large bell-shaped top could be worn either as shown in the picture or pulled up over the knee and thigh at the pleasure of the wearer. It is said to have been worn by Captain, or Colonel, Lenche at the battle of Worcester when fighting under the banner of the Royalists. Colonel Lenche lived at Church Lench, near Worcester, which is not far from the residence of an ancestor of the present possessor of the relic, between...

Spanish Glove

Historic Spanish Fashion

AVERY beautiful glove, richly and thickly embroidered on the gauntlet with flowers, birds, a cornucopia, a figure, etc., and at the opening at the side are three elegant tassels. The date of this exquisite piece of work is of the latter part of the sixteenth century, and was formerly the property of Monsieur Spitzer. It is now in the South Kensington Museum.

An Elizabethan Glove

MONG the interesting reh'cs exhibited at the New Gallery, i London, in the early part of 1002, was a pair of gloves of rich brown-coloured leather, measuring in lengch some 12 inches, which were described as having belonged to Queen Elizabeth. A singular kind of ornamentation is obtained by cutting out parts of the leather and insertii- y under the holes so made a grey-coloured siik backing, the edges of the pattern being finished off with herringbone stitching in yellow silk. The coniining...

Shoes Of Queen Annes Reign

PAIR of very elegant and dainty shoes of exquisite workmanship. They are made of white satin a broad band, z inches wide, of gold lace with an edging of gold gimp, covers the whole front of the foot from the toes to the top of the instep flap. A similar ornamentation, but narrower, adorns the heels. Vhe sides of the shoes are covered with narrow white siik braid neatly ai ranged in parallel lines. The latchets are wide, and show the marks of the buckles which were used to fasten them. The toes...

Sir Anthony Dennys Glove

ONE of a pair of leather gloves with white satm-covered gauntlets cut into panels and embroidered with blue and red silk in feather stitch, with applique raised padded work, enriched with seed pearls and gold thread, gimp and spangles, and further ornamented with gold and silver lace. On the panels of the gauntlet appear the Crown over the Tudor Rose, alternated with the Thistle while between the panels and the wrist are a lion, snails, and sheep. These gloves were given by King Henry VIII. to...

Ladys Gloves

THIS pair of gloves, of elaborate and rich character, were evidently once the property of a lady of quality. They are of pale warm-coloured buff leather. The stitching of the seams of the thumbs and fingers, of green silk, is very fine, terminating below the knuckles in a pomted pattern while a larger and more elaborated pattern occurs on the palm of the hand. The gauntlets, which are sewn on to the gloves, are of dark claret-coloured silk, richly cmbro iered with gold and silver gimp and gold...

Scaled Leather Glove

A STOUT buff leather glove for the right hand, having a gauntlet composed of overlapping leather scales, each a quarter of an inch thick, and fastened to a foundation by stnn , a small tuft of which appears on the surfice of each scale. The gauntlet is split open at the outer side, and is drawn together b a lac-ig of string with metal points. The . love, which measures 14 mchcs m length, came from the Bryn-y-Pys Collection, and s now m the Vower of London, c

Apjvioured Leather Glove

A LEFT-HAND glove of coarse Duff-coloured canvas, with plates of russet iron overlapping each other riveted on to strips of stout leather, which are stitched on to the glove itself. There are eight of these protecting plates on the hack oi the hand, and the same number on the under side, each plate terminating in a band which is engraved and gilded. From the tip of the middle finger to the end of the gauntlet the glove measures icl inches. This is an unusual example of a sixteenth-century dueli...

Bishop Wykehams Glove

FOURTEENTH CENTURY from a drawing by thf author THE left-hand glove of a pair of great interest and beauty, and, taking into consideration their age (517 years), in a wonderful state of preservation they are made of crimson, purl knitted, silk, embroidered on the backs and cuiis with gold, now faded and tarnished. Yhe octagon designs round the cu Ts are separated bv small squares of green silk a double band of gold embroidery encircles each nnger and thumb. The entire length of the gloves from...

Gloves Of King Charles I

THE frequent visits of King Charles to the mansion of Sir Thomas Milward (whom His Majesty knighted on one of these occasions) at Eaton Dovedale, near Uttoxeter, ustifies the assertion that the two pairs of gloves, given on this and the following plate, belonged to King Charles, and that they were left by him at Eaton Dovedale on one or other of bis visits. They are of buff leather, lined with white kid, the gauntlets being embroidered in a simple manner with gold braid and having a rather deep...

Slippers And Shoes

Historical Shoes

A PAIR of petite French-madc slippers of silk, with flowers embroidered in silver and silk of various colours, with a goffering of grey ribbon across the instep they are lined throughout with white kid leather the heels, of wood, inches high, are covered with polished wliice leather the toes are rounded and slightly upturned. The total length of the shoes is only 8 inches their date is probably early seventeenth century. A SHOE of white kid leather, covered with spotted white satin, embroidered...

On Gloves

T I HAT gloves, in some foim or other, at first in a limited way only, have been in use from a very early period is without a doubt, and much has been written at various times on their origin and use and this renders it less necessary in the present work to deal in any pedantic or lengthy mmiic with the history or manufacture of either of the subjects to which this work is dedicated. Still, for the benefit of the casual reader, a short resume of a few general facts concerning .our subjects...

Pair Of Short Gloves

A PAIR, of rather an unusual style of gloves of warm russet, coloured leather and having very short gauntlets, which are embroidered entirely with metallic gold and silver thread, the attcrn being raised by stu np or padded work a rich bordering of silver lace surrounds the bottom and sides of the gauntlets. The extreme length is inches, and they are in the collection of

Gloves Of Oliver CpvOMWELL

Historic Shoes

AKIGKLY interesting and well-authenticated pair of gloves which belonged to the Protector. Their sturdy and workaday appearance at once suggests the character of their former owner. They are made of stout darkish grey leather, with plain stitching of the linger seams and on the back of the hands the gauntlets are wide and have a heavy thick fringe of twisted brown silk about 5 inches long, the total length oi the gloves being, from che tip of the middle nnger to the end of the fringe, 17 inches...

Preface

THE early intention with regard to publishing pictures of gloves and shoes was a very modest one, hut having once got to work, I found materials cropped up from various unexpected quarters, and thus a more ambitious volume is the result. From the outset mv aim has been to give accurate and reliable illustrations of royal and historic gloves and shoes, trusting to these for success racher than upon any literary display, that part of the matter having already been efficiently done by several...

Shoes Of Queen Anne

THIS pair of shoes, said to have belonged to Queen Anne, is extremely elegant and neat the material of which they are made is sky-blue satin, entirely without ornamentation the heels, which are covered with the same material, are of wood, and are 2 inches high the latchets are wide and fastened across the insteps by the original gilt metal buckles. The entire length of the shoes from toe to heel is 8 inches, and they are the property of Mrs. Simpson Carson. THE clogs belonging to the above. In...

Ladies Shoes

A SUPERB pair of kdy's shoes, made of damask, the prevailing colours being green, silver-grey, and pink dotted with red. The latchets are small and are made for tying across the instep the heels, covered with damask, are of wood, ar.d are of great breadth and measure 3 inches in height the toes are extremely pointed and exceed the length of the foot, necessitating the use of wool at the points to keep them in shape they are probably English made, and belong to the reign of Qacen Anne. The...

Cavaliers Glove

A CAVALIER'S glove, of white doeskin, measuring, from the tip of the middle finger to the point of the silver fr.nge of the gauntlet, it I inches. The glove and the gauntlet are all in one, and the latter is beautifully embroidered with silver, great richness and effect being gained by perforations through the leather between the tracery of the silver embroidery the gauntlet is lined for some 3 inches with a rich yellow silk. An unusual feature 'n the glove is a ventilating arrangement,...

Various Shoes And Slippers

A WHIT E satin sJipper, with a square toe and a low heel it s bound with silver braid, and has a rosette of pale blue rbbon trimmed with silver. The shoe is reputed to nave belonged to a Lady Digby. Date, about 1750. A SMART shoe of red kid bound with white braid. The toe is pointed, and the instep is slashed and ornamented with a rosette of white ribbon a backing or lir ng of white ki 1 shows through the slashings the heel, of red leather, is small, and is inches high. Date, eighteenth...

Pair Of Leather Mittens

Historic Shoes

A PAIR of fingerless gloves, or m tens, of thick brown leather they measure only 8 -nchcs in length, of which inches forms a cuff of crimson morocco leather, the inside being lined some inches up with stout leather the stitching throughout is of a very coarse character, and strength, rather than style or elegance, seems to have been the object of the maker their appearance suggests a falconer as their original owner, and their date is piobably early sixteenth centuiy. In the collection oi the...

Chain Mail Glove

Historic Shoes

THIS interesting glove, for the left hand, is made of a whitish bn F leather, which is entirely lined with fine riveted chain mail, within which is a lining of thin canvas to prevent the mail from chafing the hand of the wearer. Gloves of this kind were a cunning device of the glove-makers of the sixteenth century, and were used by duellers in what may be called the period of the dagger, when both rapier and dagger, or main gouche, were employed in conjunction with each other in the deadly...

Medieval Shoe And Pattens

Shoe Medieval

A SQUARE-TOED, black-leather shoe, minus the heel ancl side leather, found in excavations in Windmill Street, London. It measures ql inches, the toe at its widest being 3 inches. Late fifteenth century. A similar shape was in use in armour at the same period. A WOODEN patten, made of two flat pieces, overlapping n the centre, and hinged with leather it retains sufficient of the toe and heel scraps to indicate the mode of fastening it to the shoe. It measures iCg inches in length, and 2 inches...

Lord Darnleys Cuff

Steven Stipelman

THE cuff, or gauntlet, from a glove, said to have been worked by Mary, Queen of Scots, and worn by Lord Darnley in 1555. The designs are m various coloured silks and silver thread, and the edges of the gauntlet are finished off with lace. They were No. 349 in the Catalogue of the Exhibition of Stuart Relics at the New Gallery, London, in 1889, and are the property of W. Murray Threipland, Esqr.

Combined Shoe And Clog

Historic Shoes

ONE of a pair of very eiegant shoes and elogs combined, known also as double-soled shoes, made of white kid leather, wnich appears to have been covered with cream silk damask. The insteps and toes richly embroidered with pale pink or salmon-coloured silk are powdered with seed pearls the heels retain traces of pink brocade the latchets are made for tying, and seem from the fragments remaining to have had a fringe and ruching of pearly grey silk, which divided the shoe across the instep, while...

Mediaeval Shoes

Mediaeval Shoes

THE front part and toe-piece of a slashed and pounced black-leather shoe the sole and heel are missing. Sixteenth century. ABLACK-leather fifteenth-century shoe, wanting heel-piece, having its original instep strap and buckle. A similar shoe appears on a monument in Ardingly Church, Sussex, dated 1464. CHILD'S black-leather shoe, with pounced and slashed fillet or toe-piece Sixteenth centuiy. A GOOD example of the fifteenth-century pointed, or poulaine shoe, with the strap for tying over the...

Glove Of King Charles I

Late Byzantine Military Dress

MANY relics connected with the White King are to be found in private collections, and probably the most interesting of such relics are those used by His Majesty on the day of the execution. The glove here illustrated, by a drawing by the Author, is said to have been given to an attendant on the scaifbld, bv the King. It is of white leather, the seams of the fingers are stitched with silver thread, and tiny silver spangles are grouped on the knuckles the embroidery on the gauntlet and the lace...

Military Boots

Historical Footwear

TWO views, giving the back and front, of miliary boots in common wear during the great Civil War. The large overhanging bell tops could be used by the wearer as described in the previous plate they are made of very stout black leather, with thick soles and squared toes the heels are of several layers of leather, and there are spur-rests above them. ri hese boots are preserved in the ancient chapel, now used as a museum, standing within the ruined walls of Farleigh Castle, Somersetshire. It is a...

Ladys Yellow Shoes

A N extremely perfect and dainty pair of lady's shoes of bright u yellovv brocade, embroidered in floral designs with crimson silk and green wire, the pattern being displayed on each shoe with an utter disregard to uniformity. The stitching is throughout very neat. They arc lined, as is very generally the case, with white canvas. . he heels, which are nearly 2 inches high, are hollow, and are covered with brocade. The toes are rounded, the instep flaps arc wide, as are also the buckle latchets....

Mud Guards

A PAIR of mud guards, intended for the use of gentlemen riding in knee breeches and stockings and when not wearing riding-boots. Each guard is made of one piece of stout leather, shaped as a half-leg and foot, and fastened to the stirrup a leather socket inside the top and an incision over the instep allows the stirrup strap to pass through, while there are two small incisions at the side for a strap which would keep the stirrup iron in position. The original spurs are fixtures on the guards,...

Shakespeares Gloves

A PAIR of grey buckskin gloves with gold thread embroidery the gauntlets have a gold fringe sewn on to an edging oi pale pink silk. The gloves measure a total length of 14 inches, the bottom of the gauntlets being 7 inches across, while at the wrists they are inches. These precious relics are the property of Dr. Horace Fumess, oi Wallingford, Pennsylvania, who gives the following very interesting letters relating to their history Dear Sir, On reading the newspapers, I find you are prepat rng a...

Shoes Of Queen Elizabeth

A SHOE, for the left foot , of an extremely handsome pair of white satin shoes which belonged to Queen Elizabeth, 'hey are beautifully embroidered with silk and metal wire, the colours being esthetic green gt blue, pink, and yellow. The toes, Hat and square, measure about inches across, the total length of the shoes being about n inches. They were in Case C. 188 in the catalogue of the New Ga'lery Exhibition, 1902. RIGHT shoe of a pair also once belonging to Queen Elizabeth. These are of ribbed...

Peaked Shoe

T D HIS fine example of a fourteenth- or fifteenth-century peakecl i shoe, or Crackoive, was the kind of foot-gear worn by wealthy people at a time when costume generally had reachcd an extravagant stage the peak or point extended so far beyond the foot that it required a stuffing of either hav, moss, or wool to keep it in shape, and in order to allow the wearer to walk the point had to be turned upwards, and fastened to the knee by a slender chain or a coloured cord. Sometimes these lengthy...

Gloves Of King James i

THESE gloves, attributed to ames L, arc of a darkish brown leather, measuring from the tip of the middle finger to the edge of the lace on the gauntlet I2. inches the gauntlets are open at the side some 3 1 inches, and are edged with line gold twisted lace, which is continued entirely round the gauntlet the embroidery is of silk and gold and silver thread, a conspicuous emblem being the Scottish thistle, in partly natural colours, the colouring generally being what may be described as esthetic....

Queen Elizabeths Gloves At Oxford

Historic Shoes

AN exceptionally beautiful pair of white kid gloves, with long A gauntlets richly embroidered with gold gimp wire and terminated with a gold fringe two inches deep the embroidery ,s continued round the base of the thumbs, but the stitching of the iinger-seams is quite plain. The total length of the gloves, ncluding the fringe, is inches. These gloves are excellent examples of the period, and are in almost perfect preservation. They were presented to Queen Elizabeth when she visited the...

Military Gaiter

King George Fashion 1750 Nipple

A MILITARY gaiter, or legging, in use during the reign of George II. 1750 , with its original spur, which is a iixture, on the heel of the gaiter. 1 he lacing at the side is simple in the extreme, being so arranged that the half-dozen split thongs of leather are threaded through each other till the topmost is held by a button. Both the above are in the Castle Museum, Norwich.

Gloves Of Charles Ii

IMMEDIATELY after fhc crushing defeat of the Royalists at Worcester, on September 3rd, 1651, the young King escaped from the city with a few followers but previous to starting His Majesty made some hurried changes in his costume, and, according to tradition, this was done in a house situated at the corner of New Street and the corn market. Mr. Allan Fea, in his admirable book entitled The Flight of the King says Charles had barely time to effect his escape by a back door as Corbett a...

Hawking Glove Of Henry Viii

I N interesting and authenticated hawking glove of Henry VIII. I It is made of stout buff leather, with a short gauntlet curiously ornamented with circular discs worked in dull red and greenish blue thread, intermixed with silver wire a smaller disc, of the same colours, is placed at the lower part of the little finger while a singular pattern rs traced with thread on the palm of the hand. The cuff is lined some inches up with a fine canvas, which is turned over and outwards to form an edging,...

Early Seventeenthcentury Gloves

Fringe Jacket Technical Drawing

I N unusual and singular pair of gloves of leather, the hack seams of the fingers being stitched with gold thread the gauntlets are very deep and are covered with alternate bands of red satin and gold-thread ribbon-lace, with an edging of silver tinsel, and fringed with spangled gold thread. The total length of the gloves is 17 inches. King imes I. gave these gauntleted gloves to Sir Edward Denny, Kt. afterwards Earl of Norwich , who, as Sheriff of Hertfordshire, received the King during his...

Glove Of Mary Queen Of Scots

Historic Shoes

AVERY beautiful glove for the left hand, worn by the unfortunate Queen of Scots on the morning of her execution. It is made of a light, cool, buii-coloured leather the elaborate embroidery on the gauntlet is of silver wire gimp and silk of various colours the roses are of pale and dark blue and two shades of very pale crimson the foliage, or trees, is of two shades of estheuc green a bird in flight, with a long tail, figures conspicuously n the design the whole of the embroidered pattern is...

Gloves Of King Henry Vi

Historic Shoes

A REMARKABLE pair of fifteenth - century gloves, which belonged to Henry VI. They are made of fine brown Spanish leather, lined with deer skin, tanned with the hair on. The gauntlets reach to the elbow, and can be turned down when required. They are described as small enough for a a middle-sized woman their total length is 18 inches, and the width across the top of the gauntlet is j J- inches. rie King was concealed, after the battle of Hexham, at Bolton Hall, Yorkshire, and these gloves were...