Antimacasser - (Textiles) Glossary of Antique Terms

Antimacasser - (Textiles) An antimacasser is a cloth used on the back of upholstered furniture for protection from a popular hair dressing called Macasser that was popular for both men and women from around 1825-1875. Antimacasser would pervent the upholstery from being stained. These antimacasser coverings could be knit, crocheted, of embroidered cloth.


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