1825-1850 French Women's gloves at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston - From the curators' comments: "Pair of women's gloves, possibly made for the Empress Eugenie. White leather, embroidered on back of hand and on gauntlets with tarnished metal thread, and red silk. An "N" surmounted by an imperial crown on each gauntlet. Tassels of red and white silk at each wrist."
Pair of mittens, c. 1600 - Embroidered in England, said to have been a gift from Elizabeth I to her maid of honor, Margaret Edgcumbe (1560-1648). Crimson velvet, white satin, embroidered with silver gilt thread, colored silks, beads, and spangles. IMAGE: Elizabethan gloves at the V&A Museum.