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Cabriole or Ball-and-claw leg

Cabriole or Ball-and-claw leg

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Definition: The ball-and-claw leg, which is also called a cabriole leg, has a graceful and elegant curve before tapering in to a foot that is styled to resemble a stylized animal's foot holding an orb. This style is formal and characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture. It's usually found in homes that have a "period" style. It blends well with other antique and reproduction furniture styles.
Pronunciation: kab-ree-ohl
Also Known As: Cabriole leg
Common Misspellings: cabreeole, cabreol, ball and foot
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The ball-and-claw leg has a graceful and elegant curve.
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