Item #15650 Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance. Genevieve E. Cummins, Nerylla D. Taunton.
Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance
Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance
Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance
Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance

Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance

USA: Antique Collectors' Club, 1996. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 4to; 11 inches tall; 311 pages with a Glossary, Bibliography and Index.

Fine / Fine. Item #15650
ISBN: 1851492062

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 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.

Price: $195.00