cabriole

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.


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Very fine, Italian Rococo period console table
Item No. 933
Very fine, Italian Rococo period console table

In solid, elaborately carved giltwood with Serravezza marble top, pierced skirt centered by a Rococo foliate ornament, complex volute floral and foliate-carved cabriole legs, and arched foliate stretcher. Mid-18th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings at The Audubon House, Key West, FL; previously on exhibition at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL.

Very fine, French, Louis XV period console table
Item No. 1076
Very fine, French, Louis XV period console table

In solid, carved giltwood; of Rocaille form with arbalette front, cabriole legs, acanthus ornament, original, Breche marble top, and upper and lower cartouche (pierced shell aprons). Mid-18th century.

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)
Pair of French, Louis XV style, painted fauteuils
Item No. 1016
Pair of French, Louis XV style, painted fauteuils

Highly carved with floral motifs resting upon elegantly shaped cabriole legs. Of large dimensions. 19th century.

41" high by 27" wide
Fine, French, Louis XV style tric-trac table
Item No. 984
Fine, French, Louis XV style tric-trac table

One side of reversible top having a chess board, the other a green, felt card surface, the whole resting on cabriole legs. The interior with ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. In rosewood with gilt bronze mounts. Paris, circa 1880.

Fine, French, Regence period, canapé
Item No. 1012
Fine, French, Regence period, canapé

In solid, carved walnut with cabriole legs terminating in pied de sabots. Covered in silk damask. Early 18th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings of the Chateau Viticole du Carcassone.

Very fine, Regence period Table De Cabaret à Jeux (game table)
Item No. 1007
Very fine, Regence period Table De Cabaret à 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
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse
Item No. 873
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse

In sculpted and blue-painted wood with gold accents, the lower part of arbalette form with a single, central drawer, top in faux marble, the legs of cabriole form; the upper part having a mirror with original mercury glass supported by two arms; the whole being of curvilinear form with a floral and shell motif. Circa 1850.

60½" high by 39" wide by 18" deep
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs
Item No. 999
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs

Each cartouche-shaped backrest with pierced foliate carved top rail, the downswept scrolled armrests, above the serpentine-fronted seat above a pierced apron, raised on cabriole legs with scrolled toes; upholstered à chassis. Circa 1730. Regilt.

48" tall (at back), 18½" tall (at seat) by 27" wide x 21½" deep
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style polychrome decorated desk
Item No. 894
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style polychrome decorated desk

The cartouche shaped top with tooled peach leather inset over a long center drawer, raised on cabriole legs, overall painted with simians at play all on a parchment ground. 19th century.

64½" wide by 30" deep by 32" high
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.

Fine, Louis XV, mahogany armoire
Item No. 904
Fine, Louis XV, mahogany armoire

The stepped arched cornice over a floral vine carved frieze and two arched paneled doors above a pierced C-scroll and leaf carved apron raised on leaf carved cabriole legs. From Bordeaux, France. 18th century.

98" high by 63" wide by 28" deep
Fine, French, Louis XV period, giltwood chaise longue
Item No. 851
Fine, French, Louis XV period, giltwood chaise longue

The padded backrest with serpentine top rail continuing to padded wings, the shaped rails raised on cabriole legs; the whole carved with foliate scrolls, shell motifs and seed pods. Mid-18th century.

37½" high by 33½" wide by 76" long
Fine, French, Louis XV period buffet de chasse (dit
Item No. 848
Fine, French, Louis XV period buffet de chasse (dit "meuble de port Bordelaise")

In solid, carved mahogany, with rouge royale marble top above molded paneled doors with reeded center stile, interior with a belt of drawers, molded chamfered stiles, scalloped volute apron on cabriole legs ending in scrolled toes. Late 18th century.

40" high by 61" wide by 25½" deep
Fine, French, Regence period, carved giltwood console
Item No. 843
Fine, French, Regence period, carved giltwood console

With veined pink marble serpentine-fronted top above a shell and foliate frieze on crosshatched and diagonal reeded ground, raised on foliate-carved double scroll cabriole legs terminating in "pied de sabots." Circa 1725.

30¼" high by 31½" wide by 17" deep
Italian, Louis XV period, inlaid secretary
Item No. 781
Italian, Louis XV period, inlaid secretary

In walnut and fruitwood with slant-front stand in two parts, the upper part with arched molded cornice above a pair of cupboard doors; the slant front enclosing a fitted interior above a frieze drawer, raised on cabriole legs; inlaid to form foliate scrolls and flowerheads. From Piedmont. Mid-18th century.

87" tall by 52½" wide by 26" deep
Parisian, Louis XV period table a jeu
Item No. 757
Parisian, Louis XV period table a jeu

In kingwood, ebony, and ivory veneers with cabriole legs terminating in gilt-bronze sabot feet. Opens to reveal a green felt poker surface. Mid-18th century.

closed: 25¼" wide by 22" deep by 28" high - when opened, poker surface is 25¼" wide by 44" deep
Louis XV style, Italian bureau plat
Item No. 414
Louis XV style, Italian bureau plat

With painted verde gris finish and embossed leather writing surface, exaggerated cabriole legs ending in pied de sabots. Late 18th or early 19th century.

65" wide by 29" deep by 30" high
George III style, carved mahogany, tilt-top table
Item No. 572
George III style, carved mahogany, tilt-top table

With circular pie-crust top, shell-carved cabriole legs terminating in carved paw feet. 19th century.

32" tall by 27½" diameter