I’m not sure how to classify these fragile pieces of lacework but they are delicate and romantic. To me it is obvious that they were worn like a glove but they have no fingers, thumb or even thumb hole which is often found with bridal or ball gloves. They have a finished lace edge at the wrist. The top edge has a casing with a thin piece of elastic running through it. I wondered if there were ever mutton chop sleeves made in two pieces with these being the fitted forearm that went under the lower edge of the bellowing upper sleeve possibly made of a different fabric. They appear to be handsewn and I find no labels so I presume these were made by a home seamstress in the early 1900’s.
Along the seam side they measure 10 ½” long from top to bottom edge and along the folded side they measure about 9 ½” long. They measure about 3 ½” across the wrist edge and about 6” across the top edge so they are petite in size. They are in fair condition with age wear, repairs and fabric deterioration. Both have been repaired. It appears one was repaired with pieces of the same lace or at least similar lace but you can see the overlap and change of pattern in that section. The other was repaired with a thread running loosely back and forth over the hole. The elastic no longer has stretch. These are vintage gloves and are being sold as-is.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Vintage Ecru Colored Lace Cuffs - Perhaps Half Gloves / Bridal or Ball Gloves
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