Colonel Ducketts Gloves

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

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 said to have belonged to Colonel William Duckett, who served in Queen Anne's Army under the great D√ľke of Marlborough ; they were at one time exhibited, at i-he South Kensington Museum, and are now in the collection of the Author.

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