To dream of being bound in chains, denotes that unjust burdens are about to be thrown upon your shoulders; but if you succeed in breaking them you will free yourself from some unpleasant business or social engagement.
To see chains, brings calumny and treacherous designs of the envious. Seeing others in chains, denotes bad fortunes for them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A dream of contrary, showing that you will escape from some difficulty that worries you at the moment. But a gold Chain round a woman’s neck shows good fortune from some friend or lover.... Mystic Dream Book
To see chains in your dream, signifies your need to break free from a routine, old idea, or a relationship.
If you are being chained, or you hear clanking chains, then some part of you is being forcefully controlled or held in check. However, if you dream of unattached chains, whether on you or someone else, you will soon be free of all your worries.... My Dream Interpretation