Look at the different legs!
Bet you thought this post was on female legs....no sorry, it is about
furniture legs called "cabriole legs"!
When visiting the skilled artisan of wood, Joseph Mendel at his gallery, “Joseph Mendel Furniture Maker”, I had a chance to see his display of fine furniture. If you missed the post, read it here. All the furniture in the gallery is unique, but check out the below piece of furniture that has four different legs...called cabriole legs.
What's different about this footstool?
This footstool has different legs....Queen Ann pad foot, slipper foot, trifid foot, and the ball and claw foot. Mendel says “lately more customers want a piece of furniture with the cabriole legs from coffee tables, footstools to piano stools.
Check out Mendel's website for more of his hand-craft furniture of exceptional quality and styles.
A cabriole leg is one of (usually four) vertical supports of a piece of furniture shaped in two curves; the upper arc is convex, while lower is concave; the upper curve always bows outward, while the lower curve bows inward. The axes of the two curves must lie within the same plane. This design was used by the ancient Chinese and Greeks, but emerged in Europe in the very early 18th century, when it was incorporated into the more curvilinear styles produced in France, England and Holland.
According to Bird, "nothing symbolises 18th century furniture more than the cabriole leg." The cabriole design is often associated with bun or the "ball and claw" foot design. In England, this design was characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture. In France, the cabriole leg is associated with the Louis XV period of furniture design. The cabriole design appeared for the first time in the USA in the 18th century.
Joseph Mendel Furniture Gallery
Artist Colony at The Greenbrier Hotel
300 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Phone: 304.536.1110 ext 7440
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