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Pair of gloves,1620–40. British or Dutch. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1928 (28.220.3,.4) | The gauntlets on this pair of gloves contain small birds and flaming hearts, surely symbols of romantic devotion.
Dress (Robe à la française), 1740s England; textile Dutch or German Silk, linen, pigment. As early as the late 1700s, factories had been established in England, France, Holland, & Germany to replicate Chinese painted silks. Huguenots began producing silks in Germany with the support of the Prussian governor. Evidence suggests the gown itself was constructed in England, thus is an exceedingly vivid surviving example of the intersecting transits of culture and commerce that permeated the period.