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Know Your Furniture Legs


Know Your Furniture Legs

Cabriole legs terminating in snake feet on an English Queen Anne tea table from the mid-1700s

-Morphy Auctions (www.morphyauctions.com)

Antique furniture leg styles are key not only to appearance and functionality, but also to identity. Furniture legs can provide clues to the approximate age and style of a piece, especially when considered in conjunction with foot styles.

Listed below are leg styles developed in Europe and the U.S. from the periods of the Renaissance to the Empire.

Click on the name below for a definition and illustration of each style.

Furniture Leg Style Examples

The articles listed below can help you further identify antique furniture.

Antique Furniture Styles

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