Equipage

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Gold and Gilt Chased, Cast and Embossed Châtelaine with Enamel Suspending a Watch, Rock Crystal Seal and a Bloodstone Egg (Equipage) c.1742. Victoria & Albert Museum Collection.

Equipage is a French term for the indispensable items used in daily life. A châtelaine suspending a sewing kit, keys, lockets, seals, scissors, watches, note pads and more would be examples of equipage. Sometimes these items were contained in an étui.










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