Lorgnette

Lorgnette

Lorgnette Used by fashionable ladies from the late eighteenth century through the Art Deco period, lorgnettes are eyeglasses that are used by holding them to the eyes by a handle. Made in a variety of materials including gold, silver, and platinum many lorgnettes were...

Macaroni

Macaroni A macaroni is a longer version of a chatelaine. The difference lies in the fact that a macaroni does not have a belt or girdle suspensory hook. The macaroni chain was draped over a belt and had hooks at either end. One end generally suspended a medallion and...
Muff Chain

Muff Chain

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...
Nécessaire

Nécessaire

Nécessaire Typical Rococo Necessity Box, c.1750. A nécessaire is a receptacle for items considered to be required for everyday life. These could be ordinary items such as a knife or other eating utensil in a leather case or it could be an elaborate container, made...