Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance by Nerylla D. Taunton & Genevieve Cummins.
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.
Slightly damaged dust jacket, but otherwise very good.
Publication Name: Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance
Author: Genevieve Cummins & Nerylla Taunton
Publisher: Antique Collectors’ Club,
Publication Year: 1999
Number of Pages: 310 Pages