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Our jargon-busting Dictionary helps you to understand specialist antiques and collectables terms. Also included are the histories of factories, designers, and style movements across the centuries.

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Carl  Hagenauer Hagenauer, Carl (1872-1928)

An Austrian designer who trained as a goldsmith, and founded the Weiner Werkstätte. In 1898, Hagenauer founded the Weiner Werkstätte in Vienna. The workshop was renowned for its sculptural figures, made ...

Hagler Hagler, Stanley (1923-1996)

An American costume jewellery designer. He had worked as a business advisor to Miriam Haskell in the late 1940s, and his jewelry was heavily influenced by Frank Hess’s designs. However, Hagler’s designers were larger, more intricate and brightly coloured. In 1989 Ian St Gielar ...

Haida Haida

A North America tribe, living on the Queen Charlotte Islands. They are fine carvers, considered some of the best of the region. As well as wood, the Haida carved argillite (shale rock) figures to sell to outsiders.

Millers Haig, Thomas (d.1803)

An English businessman, best known as the partner and book-keeper of Thomas Chippendale. Haig worked with Chippendale following the death of Chippendale’s first partner, James Rannie, in 1766. When Chippendale ...

Millers Haircloth

A durable furniture upholstery, made from a woven combination of hair from horses’ manes and tails, or camel hair, with linen or cotton. Frequently found on upholstery for library and dining chairs from the end of the 18th century, when ...

Hairwork picture  Hairwork picture

An embroidered picture which was worked with hair and occasionally some fine silk, onto a silk satin ground. Hairwork became fashionable in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, especially as mourning pictures. ...