cabriole leg


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cab′riole leg`


n.
a curved, tapering furniture leg curving outward at the top and inward farther down, usu. terminating in an ornamental foot: used esp. in the 18th century.
[1885–95; so called because modeled on leg of a capering animal]
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Line -- especially sinuous lines that move in lyrical ways, defining a cabriole leg, the body of a bird in a sculpture or the separation between fields of different color.
However, fancy front posts, such as a Chippendale cabriole leg with acanthus leaf knee and ball-and-claw foot, are still purchased, Yount said.
Bernhardt's new Conservatory for bedroom, dining and living rooms is rooted in the English Regency period and includes: a canted end hall console, high buffet, octagon mirror, bunching curio and china with sunburst pediment and cabriole leg sideboard.
"And if it is not practical for us to make a particular part, for instance, a cabriole leg, we can buy it from the same sources that case goods manufacturers use.
This piece was fashioned with a handsome stand with a shaped apron, cabriole legs and pointed pad feet.
Featuring French cabriole legs, hand carved mahogany frame, and finished in antiquated gilt.
| The Lubiana dining chair will add sophistication to your room with its deep buttoned details and wooden cabriole legs
Inspired by the bedchamber of Louis XV's mistress in the flamboyant palace of Versailles near Paris, it features elegant curves, cabriole legs, delicatelycarved ornamental roses, and a lovely paint finish in eau de Nil (a traditional shade inspired by the colour of the Nile).
Dating from the 1st century BC-1st century AD, this is an ambitious piece: inlaid with silver and niello, with fierce wolf masks springing from acanthus scroll cabriole legs and clawed paw feet.
Intended as a lady's writing desk, it had gilt metal mounts, a fitted interior and stood on cabriole legs. No fewer than 10 telephone bidders competed for its ownership, because, according to the auctioneer, its highly decorative design is currently popular.
One "bottle stand or wine cooler (by some called a bottle canterbury, but this is a recent term) is clearly made in one of the finest London workshops in the mid 18th century" as indicated by its high-definition carving and its cabriole legs with "leather and brass castors and volute scroll toes."