Pair of mitts. probably French, late 18th or early 19th century. MFA, 38.1235a-b. Pair of salmon pink knitted silk mitts.

Pair of mitts. probably French, late 18th or early 19th century. MFA, 38.1235a-b. Pair of salmon pink knitted silk mitts.

Mitts, 18th century, British, silk (knitted). Length: 13 1/2 x 5 in. (34.3 x 12.7 cm). Met, 13.49.11a, b.

Mitts, 18th century, British, silk (knitted). Length: 13 1/2 x 5 in. (34.3 x 12.7 cm). Met, 13.49.11a, b.

17th century mitts: knitted in the round with no seams, this mitt is among a finite number of extant 17th century silk and metallic knit objects. Fine workmanship was required to incorporate the rigid metallic yarns into the silk stockinette without distorting the pattern. The brocade lining at top of this piece adds both beauty and stability to the knitted extension.

17th century mitts: knitted in the round with no seams, this mitt is among a finite number of extant 17th century silk and metallic knit objects. Fine workmanship was required to incorporate the rigid metallic yarns into the silk stockinette without distorting the pattern. The brocade lining at top of this piece adds both beauty and stability to the knitted extension.

Knit Mitts   Dated 1787       United States          Materials: Unbleached flax thread.    Provenance: These came from an estate in the Saugerties, NY area along with another pair of lady's mitts, item #2433.

Knit Mitts Dated 1787 United States Materials: Unbleached flax thread. Provenance: These came from an estate in the Saugerties, NY area along with another pair of lady's mitts, item #2433.

Mitts 1785-1840; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cotton     These mitts descended in a family of Philadelphia Quakers, a group conservative in their choice of clothing and accessories. For that reason, the mitts, which appear fashionable for the 1780s or 1790s, might have been used well into the 19th century.

Mitts 1785-1840; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cotton These mitts descended in a family of Philadelphia Quakers, a group conservative in their choice of clothing and accessories. For that reason, the mitts, which appear fashionable for the 1780s or 1790s, might have been used well into the 19th century.

Woman's mitt, knitted cotton Ca. 1700 Origin: Europe, probably Holland or England OL: 14"; OW (gauntlet when flat): 6" Knitted cotton Gift of Mrs. Cora Ginsburg.  Colonial Williamsburg

Woman's mitt, knitted cotton Ca. 1700 Origin: Europe, probably Holland or England OL: 14"; OW (gauntlet when flat): 6" Knitted cotton Gift of Mrs. Cora Ginsburg. Colonial Williamsburg


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