Look at the different legs!

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Look at the different legs!

Bet you thought this post was on female legs....no sorry, it is about

furniture legs called "cabriole legs"!



When visiting the skilled artisan of wood, Joseph Mendel at his gallery, Joseph Mendel Furniture Maker”, I had a chance to see his display of  fine furniture. If you missed the post, read it here All the furniture in the gallery is unique, but check out the below piece of furniture that has four different legs...called cabriole legs.



foot stool with cabriole legs

What's different about this footstool?


This footstool has different legs....Queen Ann pad foot, slipper foot, trifid foot, and the ball and claw foot.  Mendel says “lately more customers want a piece of furniture with the cabriole legs from coffee tables, footstools to piano stools.


Check out Mendel's website for more of his hand-craft furniture of exceptional quality and styles. 




From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

A cabriole leg is one of (usually four) vertical supports of a piece of furniture shaped in two curves; the upper arc is convex, while lower is concave; the upper curve always bows outward, while the lower curve bows inward. The axes of the two curves must lie within the same plane.  This design was used by the ancient Chinese and Greeks, but emerged in Europe in the very early 18th century, when it was incorporated into the more curvilinear styles produced in France, England and Holland.  

According to Bird, "nothing symbolises 18th century furniture more than the cabriole leg."  The cabriole design is often associated with bun or the "ball and claw" foot design. In England, this design was characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture. In France, the cabriole leg is associated with the Louis XV period of furniture design. The cabriole design appeared for the first time in the USA in the 18th century.


Joseph Mendel Furniture Gallery

Artist Colony at The Greenbrier Hotel
300 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Phone: 304.536.1110 ext 7440



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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Rebecca..I sure did expect woman's legs ..great explanation of furniture! :0)


Sep 22, 2010 02:51 PM #1
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Rebecca, It is a beautiful piece but not for me.  That would drive me nuts!  I need my legs to all look alike!

Sep 22, 2010 04:46 PM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hannah, gotcha...thanks!

Marchel, same here, but it is quite unique.

Sep 22, 2010 05:31 PM #3
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Rebecca, I'm with you and Marchel...but it is very interesting to see! I just think it would be fitting for a home with a whimsical theme. :)


Sep 22, 2010 06:48 PM #4
Mickey McCoy
Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts - Lewisburg, WV

Rebecca, I really need to stop in at the Art Colony and check out these retail shops. Great Post

Sep 23, 2010 02:56 AM #5
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

How pretty, but I'm with Marchel, I need matching legs..

Sep 23, 2010 02:59 PM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Leilani, I think you are right...

Mickey, call me, I'll go with you.

Judi, most of us do, but I agree with Leilani statement...fitting for a home with a whimsical theme.

Sep 23, 2010 05:20 PM #7
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