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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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X-chair X-chair

Chairs with X-shaped frames were known in Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. The first X-shape folding chair was reportedly made in medieval Italy. It was a light and practical form that spread through Renaissance Europe. In England, the ...