What is the meaning of the furniture term Haircloth?

Haircloth is a type of fabric used in upholstery and furniture making. It is typically made from horsehair or other animal hair, woven together with cotton or linen fibers. Haircloth is known for its durability and stiffness, making it suitable for furniture that requires firm support, such as chair seats and backs. It is also commonly used in traditional upholstery techniques and can provide a sleek, smooth appearance to furniture. Colored or small-figured fabric woven of horsehair, used by English upholsterers.
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