Longchain

A longchain is a linked chain that was generally more than a meter long. Women wore these tucked into their girdle or festooned across the bodice of a dress. Men sometimes attached a watch to them and put the chain around their neck and the watch in a vest pocket.

Longchains are sometimes referred to as a muff chains and vice versa. A muff chain was long enough, when worn around the neck, to pass through a lady’s hand warmer and the ends could be attached to each other thus suspending the muff. These were popular in the 18th century.

Victorian Longchain with Swivel Hook.

Victorian Longchain with Swivel Hook.