A curvaceous profile seen in furniture, supposedly inspired by the shape of a wild goat's hind legs. It is usually associated with the shape of legs on chairs and tables, in the form of a shallow 'S' curve, with a broad hip and knee or shoulder tapering to a slim concave leg below. The cabriole leg was so popular that the late 17th to mid- 18thC is â€¦...
• (n.) A curvet; a leap. See Capriole.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/cabriole/
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A curvaceous design seen mostly in furniture legs and based upon the shape of a wild goats hind leg. Usually a shallow 'S' curve with a broad lip and knee tapering to a slim concave leg below. Very popular possibly the cause of the mid-18thC period being known as the cabriole leg period. English and french cabriole legs have similar shapes but the ...Found on http://www.antique-marks.com/antique-terms-c.html
A style of furniture leg where the top curves out, the center curves in, and the foot curves out.Found on http://www.bhg.com/decorating/lessons/furniture-guide/furniture-glossary/
ballet jump, formerly performed only by men, in which the dancer beats the calves of the legs together in the air, with a scissors-like movement. ... [1 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/2
curved furniture leg ending in a ball; exuberant dance or caperFound on http://phrontistery.info/c.html
Furniture leg which curves outward from where it's attached descending in a reverse curve into an ornamental foot.Found on http://www.furniturecaretips.com/glossary.htm
In ballet, a leap in which the lower leg beats against the upper one at an angle, before the dancer lands again on the lower leg.Found on http://www.centralhome.com/dance-terms-c.htm
Sinuous, double-curved form used in legs (and feet). The upper portion curving outward and the lower portion curving inward in a gentle S shape. The cabriole leg is especially characteristic of the Louis XV style.Found on http://www.furniturecaretips.com/glossary.htm
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