Different Legs Styles of Antique Writing Desk

Nov 30th

Unlike most modern mass-produced furniture, antique wood work included in carefully composed and recorded as claw foot or paw at the ends of chairs, tables, shelves and desks details. Learn about the different styles of feet helps antique writing desk dealers and collectors to adequately describe their furniture and search for desirable pieces. Because certain styles of legs are associated with a specific time period and furniture manufacturers.

Small Antique Writing Desk
Small Antique Writing Desk

The claw and ball feet, made ​​to resemble those of a bird holding a sphere, are among the rarest and decorated with antique writing desk furniture. These often appear at the ends cabriolet with elaborately carved upper legs and knees simulated. Queen Anne and Chippendale style originally popularized this Chinese mid-eighteenth century. At the end of this century until the early nineteenth, federal commonly used furniture legs recorded with a claw, with similar to those of a lion style with a sheet taped over.

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Thomas Chippendale antique writing desk furniture produced in the last half of the eighteenth century, often ending in block feet, also called Marlboro. The block with the same name regularly compact coexisted straight and fluted. Chippendale also popularized similar legs sword, also used in the haply white and Sheraton furniture in the early nineteenth century.