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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
A contrivance, usually of oak, for pressing sheets, table-napkins and other linen articles, resembling a modern office copying-press. Linen presses were made chiefly in the 17th and 18th centuries, and are now chiefly interesting as curiosities of antique furniture. Usually quite plain, they were occasionally carved with characteristic Jacobean designs.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Linen-Press'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/l/linen-press.html. 1910.