18th Century Men’s Leather Gloves

See other pages on this site for 18th century mittens, women’s leather gloves, knit 18th century gloves, and gloves from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Extant examples

  • National Trust 1366743, a cream leather glove stitched with blue, and gauntlet edged with blue silk ribbon, c. 1700
  • V&A T.123&A-1969, white over-wrist-length kid gloves with a plain rounded cuff, made in England c. 1730-1760
  • A pair of suede gloves that belonged to William IV as a child
  • Worshipful Company of Glovers of London 23432 + A, “a pair of men’s rust brown (faded, originally a deep orange red) suede leather gloves, flesh side out, circa 1780-1800, embroidered with white silk pointing and leaf sprigs on the back of the hand, and three embroidery stitched points ending in double arrowheads”
  • Met 1990.236a, b, white leather riding gloves, Britain, c. 1785-1794

Portraits and illustrations