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Monday, April 19, 2010

Timeless Tuesday ~ Number Eleven

For today's Timeless Tuesday, I honor a style of furniture leg that dates back centuries ~ the cabriole.

This decorative leg form is a representation of a four-footed animal's front leg from the knee downward. The top curves outward ~ the knee ~ then curves inward toward the lower part just above the foot where it curves outward again and forms the foot. It is wildly accepted that the leg originated in China and traveled across Europe and then made the leap to England around 1700. Each culture had a slightly different spin to their cabriole leg but the basic shape went unchanged.

This style of leg continues in today's designs. Here are a few from Baker's Historic Charleston Collection and Hickory Chair.

Baker Arm Chair...
Baker Wing Chair...

Hickory Chair Queen Anne Table...

Hickory Chair French Loveseat...

And last but certainly not least ~ Hickory Chair's Gilded Lily Coffee Table in Silver. This is a fantastic example of how a traditional design centuries old can be made into a transitional style piece.

Now that is a timeless, classic design that I will always enjoy!

Now it is your turn to share your posts about classics or trends you hope become timeless...

1) Add your permalink below ~ not your blog's address in general but the specific post you want people to visit. To obtain the actual post link, click on the title of your post once you have published it and copy and paste the URL into Mister Linky.

2) Leave your name and say a couple of words to describe your post (e.g. "Coco Chanel suits" or "Classic interior design for children" or "Delicious meals in a snap."

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4) Link back to the host blog, that's me ~ Paula Grace Designs Blogspot Timeless Tuesday ~ so all the bloggers that joined the party will receive many interested visitors.

1 comment:

  1. Paula, featuring the historic cabriole leg and showing it in a contemporary transitional form is genius!


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