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Chatelaines are essentially decorative and useful waist hung items. This book provides a history of chatelaines with special attention paid to the 19th century, when the Victorians used them them for keys, sewing, dance, perfume bottles, spectacles and purses. Illustrations show the quality and variety of the examples produced. In addition, the book contains historical and sociological information about the people who wore and used chatelaines as well as much new material and information, collected together for the first time.
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Book Description Museum of Fine Arts Boston (October 1, 1994), 1994. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think1851492062
Book Description Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, England, 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 311pp, printed on fine glossy paper, bound in gray cloth, gilt bright, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS. "Chatelaines are decorative and useful waist-hung items which re-create the concept of the medieval chatelaine, or lady of the castle wearing her keys at her waist." The Dust Jacket is in a protective mylar cover, and is NOT price-clipped. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 007203
Book Description Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_1851492062