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A simple pad foot

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Definition: a furniture foot style, in which a simple, flattened oval-shaped block of wood rests on a disk or pad; a variation of the club foot, distinguished by the underlying disk; often found at the base of a cabriole leg; developed in the early 18th century, it is especially characteristic of the Queen Anne style in furniture

Also Known As:
Dutch foot, spoon foot

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The cabriole legs, ending in generous pad feet, gave the Queen Anne tea table an especially graceful air.

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