pied de biche

Deer feet, typically found at the base of cabriole legs in Regence and Louis XV furniture. (c.f. pied de sabots)

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Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table
Item No. 979
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table

In solid, carved walnut having cabriole legs ending in pied de biche (deer feet) and reversable top, one side (shown) with marquetry inlaid board for checkers, the other in green felt suitable for card playing. Removing the top reveals an inset, marquetry-inlaid backgammon board. The whole delicately carved. Late 18th or early 19th century from Nimes, France.

Very fine pair of French, Regence style marquises
Item No. 1017
Very fine pair of French, Regence style marquises

In solid, carved walnut with arched, upholstered paneled backs and seats, scroll arm supports, and cabriole legs joined by stretchers and terminating in pied de biche. 19th century.

47½" high by 37" wide by 24" deep (seat depth)
Very fine, Regence period Table De Cabaret Ó Jeux (game table)
Item No. 1007
Very fine, Regence period Table De Cabaret Ó Jeux (game table)

In solid, carved walnut with elegantly shaped cabriole legs terminating in pied de biche, gilt, tooled, and embossed leather top, four drawers (one per side), and pull-out drink holders at each corner. Circa 1715-1727.

29" square by 29" high
Regence period, Provenšal, three-drawer commode
Item No. 553
Regence period, Provenšal, three-drawer commode

In solid, carved walnut with marble top and pied de biche. Early 18th century.

45" wide by 26" deep by 39" tall

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