An ornamental hook, or brooch worn by a lady at her waist, and having a short chain or chains attached for a watch, keys, trinkets, etc. Also used adjectively; as, a chatelaine chain.
A decorative plaque with a hook attached at the rear, to be worn from a belt or sash around the waist. A series of plaques or chains suspended from it held purses, watches, keys, sewing utensils, note pads, pencils, button hooks, and other functional implements.
An object clipped on at the waist of the person wearing it which has a series of chains that contain useful things: Necessaires, Keys, Etuis, Watches. (Often worn by the Housekeeper to showher position in the household.)
Chains, worn at the waist, made to carry keys, a watch, an etui, etc.
An ornamental clasp worn in daytime at a woman's waist, attached to a belt or girdle, with hook-plate from which are suspended several (usually five but up to nine) short chains terminating with rings or catches to which are attached various small objects for daily household use such as scissors, thimble, keys, etc.
a chain formerly worn at the waist by women; for carrying a purse or bunch of keys etc.
a device which clips to the waist band or belt of a dress for holding such items as the mistress of the house would need with her throughout the day
A clasp or chain, traditionally worn at the waist, from which to hang useful or decorative items â€“ scissors, needlecase, pincushion, keys, small purse, etc. Before garments had pockets, small items were hung from the waistband or belt. While some primitive examples have been found from very early periods (8th century), the chatelaine reached its European apex in the late 18th century. After a period of disuse, they reappeared in the 1870's and very extremely popular and in use in one form of the other until the turn of the century. See our Chatelaines.
Chatelaines originated in Europe and are derived from the ornaments worn by the medieval lady of the castle – the chatelaine; later it became the badge of the housekeeper in a large establishment.
An ornamental chain, pin or clasp, usually worn at a womans waist, to which trinkets, keys, a purse, or other articles are attached. Also used to refer to pins with two figures linked together by a chain.
(sha-tuh-LANE) A clasp or hook for a watch, purse or bunch of keys.
A group of accessories containing a purse, memo book, scent bottle, thimble, needles, scissors, etc. attached to a chain and worn clipped to the waist of a skirt.
The lady of a manor house
Two brooches or clips with connecting chains. Originally, a decorative brooch worn at the waist and to which the lady of the manor attached useful items such as keys, watch, coin purse, etc.
n. a clasp or chain worn at the waist for holding keys, scissors, spectacles, or a watch, etc.
The lady of the castle, usually the wife of the lord, but in any case the chief noble woman who rules over domestic affairs and manages the castle in her lord's absence. It is the feminine form of castelan.
A Chatelaine is a set of household tools each attached to a chain and usually worn at the waist. Chatelaine tools frequently included scissors, a needle holder, thimble, vinaigrette, pin cushion, etui/ necessaire, writing tablet, pencil, perfume bottle, seal, boot hook, etc.
suspension fitting attached to a woman's dress or belt; attached items could include pencils and pens
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 a useful household appendage such as scissors, thimble, watch, key, vinaigrette, household seal, etc...