Muff Chain

A muff chain is a long chain worn around the neck with fasteners at the ends to be attached to ladies muffs (a cylinder of fur or other warm material, used to keep hands warm in winter.) Muff chains became popular in the 18th century and one can still see them being worn today by children so they won't loose their mittens.

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Antique Yellow Gold Fancy Link Muff Chain.
Photo Courtesy of Christie's.