Cabriole - (Furniture) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Cabriole - (Furniture) A cabriole is a form of leg on a chair or table which appeared in England in the early eighteenth century. Popular on Queen Anne style furniture. A "cabriole" is a French word meaning 'leap like that of a goat'. The cabriole leg swells out at the knee and is narrower at the ankle it is generally serpentine or s-shaped in form. Also called bandy leg.


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