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1887: Octopus chatelaine

1887: Octopus chatelaine

January 30, 2014
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 a useful household appendage such as scissors, thimble, watch, key, vinaigrette, household seal, etc.

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