Peppered with unusual terms and descriptive phrases, the language of the antiques world is colourful to say the least. With our handy glossary, you'll soon be able to distinguish your maiolica from majolica and your chinoiserie from cloisonne.
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- Keene Glass
Two factories in Keene produced this 19th century glass, which is now valued by museums and collectors.
- Kneehole Desk
A desk with a recessed space below the frieze drawer. Originally produced as dressing tables.
The swelling in the stem of a wine glass.