Sterling silver octopus-shaped chatelaine Made by Gorham and Company. Each chain is mounted with a useful household item, including a pin holder, mirror, whistle, perfume bottle and powder box. From the Missouri History Museum.
Chatelaine from the Romantic Period- ca. of polished steel ornamented with faceted steel beads, stamped on reverse of hook-plate, with ten writing and sewing implements suspended on nine chains. The needle-case contains an engraved bodkin.
CHATELAINE the mirror is hallmarked Birmingham maker's mark CN; the pencil holder is marked Chester the match safe is engraved with the initials HHA; the envelope-shaped stamp holder is hallmarked Birmingham The length from top to bottom is