The Cultural Heritage of the Huguenots
As silk weavers, goldsmiths, clock and watch makers, opticians, bankers, gilders, ironworkers and horticulturists the Huguenots made an extraordinary contribution to English craftsmanship. Names such as Paul de Lamerie, Courtauld, Tijou, Dollond spring to mind. In virtually all areas, the Huguenots were way ahead of the English.. The elegance and luxury of their tea services very much inspired the whole social niceties and etiquette of afternoon tea.