Origin of canework

First recorded in 1855–60; cane + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for canework

Historical Examples of canework

  • They are also largely imported into Great Britain for canework.


    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • The maxilla is a flat frame of canework with one or two arms at the side and a low back provided with a cushion.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • In the central panel of the Restoration chair-back, canework began to be used instead of the Early Jacobean carving.