Definitions for cabriole leg
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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.
Origin of cabriole leg:
1885–95; so called because modeled on leg of a capering animal
In furniture design, a curved leg with outcurved knee and incurved ankle. A signature design element of the Queen Anne style of furniture, the cabriole predates both 18th century England and Italy. The style originated in Italy and is a conventionalized representation of the rear leg of a leaping goat.
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