Used by Victorian women predominantly from the 1840s-1880s. Most often hung from a chatelaine for easy access. It kept the hem of the skirt from dragging in the skirt when the occasion warranted and allowed for easy release to avoid risk of exposing the ankles and the scandal this may create.c1870. A 5 1/2" x 2" brass clip of sorts with a lock in the shape of a decorative heart . A brass circle at top to attach to a chain on a chatelaine.