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Many of my pieces originated from a Chatelaine!!
A chatelaine is a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain is mounted with useful household appendages such as scissors, thimbles, watches, keys, vinaigrette, and household seals.
Chateleine bags refer to bags suspended from a waistband by cord or
chain, which were popular from the 1860s to the end of the 19th century.
Chatelaines were worn by many housekeepers in the 19th century and in the 16th century Dutch Republic
where they were typically used as watch chains for the most wealthy.
Similar jewelry was also worn by Anglo-Saxon women, as seen from the
burial record, but their function is uncertain. The name chatelaine
derives from the French term châtelaine
and was originally used disparagingly, as it referred to a device
designed to have all the tools necessary for the woman of the household
to sort out any problem she may encounter in her day, like a fraying
Ancient Roman women wore chatelaines with ear scoops, nail cleaners, and tweezers. Women in Roman Britain wore 'chatelaine brooches' from which toilet sets were suspended.
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