News-Antique.com - Apr 22,2008 - Antique Victorian Silver Chatelaine - The latest addition to the Features Section at Wheathills.
The Wheathills Features Section is a selection of fascinating articles to do with Antiques. One of the articles shows how Wheathills restored a set of chairs for a BBC series with David Dickinson, the feature shows close-ups of the work the Cabinet Makers did to secure the chairs, the traditional upholsterer restoring the seating, and a French Polisher colour blending the finish on the restored areas. An article on silver hallmarks and a guide as to what to look for when purchasing silver has proven very popular. A further feature describes life as an eighteenth century Cabinet Maker, and explains the origin of the term 'underdog'.
The most recent article features the Chatelaine, it describes what a chatelaine is, a brief history of the chatelaine and then describes the item.
The Antique Silver Victorian Chatelaine has a belt clasp, intermediate hanger and five separate chains for attachments: attachment one is a pair of small scissors with steel blades, encased in a velvet lined holder; attachment two is a small silver pencil; attachment three is a silver thimble holder and thimble; attachment four is a silver and ivory notelet, and the last attachment is a silver match holder.