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, locketsseals, scissors, watches, note pads and more would be examples of equipage. Sometimes these items were contained in an étui.