Décor Dictionary: Cabriole Leg

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Cabriole Leg: (pronounced: cab-ri-ole) refers to a tapering furniture leg with an outwards curving (convex) “knee” and an inwards curving (concave) “ankle” ending in an ornamental foot. It is most commonly associated with the English Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture styles of the 18th century as well as the French furniture of the Louis XV period. The name derives from the French term cabrioler, meaning “to leap like a goat” – so named for its likeness to the leg of a leaping animal.

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Posted on October 23, 2014, in Decor, Decorating Dictionary, Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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