Cane - (Material)

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Cane - (Material) A pliant material made from rattans (a class of palms), introduced into England early in Charles II's reign by the East India Company. When first used the mesh was large but was reduced by the end of the seventeenth century. In 1803, there was a revival of caning for seat furniture.

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