Antique French Ornate Link Muff Guard Chain, Silver

Antique French Ornate Link Muff Guard Chain, Silver


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First a little history...Muff chains or guards were popular throughout the late 19th century and early 20th century. They were worn over a cape or fitted jacket, with a fur or velvet muff attached to the dog clip on the end. Ladies could release their hands from the warmth of the muff without fear of the muff dropping to the ground or getting lost.

While we may not be wearing muffs anymore, these beautiful long chains make a rich, storied addition to your jewelry wardrobe.

This beauty is an excellent example of early 1900s French silver and design. The chain features a fluid pattern of two long oval links filled in five bekochet links. The silver is in beautiful condition—with a satiny finish and just the right amount of patina. The attached swivel dog clip works perfectly as a holder for pendants or charms.

Style Tips:
This piece appeals to the woman who enjoys playing with lengths, layers and a little drama. And who appreciates the history and quality of beautiful things.

This necklace looks gorgeous worn tight at the neck with an open collared shirt or long over dresses and sweaters. For impact, add a large pendant, watch fob or coin to the dog clip.

In my pictures, I’ve styled her with a diamond crescent moon and antique chatelaine needle holder (personal collection).

Take a closer look at the diamond crescent moon here:

* 45 inches long
* Belcher link and oval link chain
* Excellent sterling silver finish
* Original swivel dog clip for pendants

For the Silver Linings By SPJ collection, I take great care to find very special antique and vintage silver pieces and components that are of exceptional quality. It’s my passion to revive their beauty and craftsmanship in a relevant, chic way.

But they do often show gentle signs of their age and history. And they deserve to be treated with care and love. Each piece is unique and tells its own story, and unless noted, cannot be altered.

Please reach out with any questions. I’m always happy to hear from you.


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Shipping from United States

We'll try to get your SPJ piece to you within 7 days. If we need more time, we'll let you know when you place your order.

To insure and track each piece, we ship via Priority Mail throughout the United Staes. Lucky you, domestic shipping is free!

For international orders to Europe and Canada, we use Priority Mail International. It lets us track and insure your package--and to date, has been the most reliable service for the least cost. Delivery times run between 6-14 business days, depending on destination.

PLEASE NOTE: We declare the full value of the item on the customs form, so you may be charged a customs fee upon delivery.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

Of course we want everyone to love their SPJ pieces. But we understand that people change their minds...

So, we're happy to issue a store credit for any returned pieces within 14 days. You will need to pay for return shipping.

If your SPJ piece has been damaged during shipping, please return it within 7 days and we will try to repair or replace it if possible.


Jewelry is very personal. So if you see a piece of SPJ that you love, but wish it were longer or shorter or maybe bright blue...ask us.

When possible, we're happy to customize a piece for you.