The elegant Queen Anne table legs come from
the 16th century, when she was queen of England. It was the
beginning of the English baroque furniture and would set the
stage for the English to finally become par with the French
and Italians. The Queen Anne furniture was distinct in style
and laid the foundations of many quality works to come. The
uniqueness of Queen Anne furniture was largely due to the lacquer
of the work, with rich oriental wares and China and the Dutch
Do you realize that little details can make or break the appearance
of your rooms? You might want to take another look at your table
legs to see if they need to be changed.
Table legs are available in many styles, from legs with simple,
elegant lines to highly decorative legs. What is the décor
of the room in question? If you have period antiques in your
room, you might want to change your table legs to that style.
For example, if you have some antique furniture pieces with
ball & claw legs, you can find ball & claw legs for
your tables to carry that motif throughout your room to give
your room a finished look.
One of the most popular styles of table legs came from the
1700’s. The Rams leg is seen in fine dining areas, living
rooms, dens or as accent pieces for foyers. They are seen all
over the world and are described as a long or short leg, with
a carved ram’s head and curled up horns of a ram at the
bottom that support a table. Today, the Rams leg for tables
is still popular and is made of fine woods, such as walnut,
maple, oak, cherry or mahogany and stained or lacquered for
an elegant, shiny finish for any type of furniture you have.
Step back into ancient times, with the popular and
antique-looking design of the 16th century. The ball and claw
table legs are from ancient Rome and have made an indelible
impression in fine kitchens, living rooms, libraries or any
place where the décor calls for antiquated designs.
The ball and claw design makes an attractive finish to the
heavier type of cabriole leg—a curved leg—that
evolved after the disuse of the stretcher leg.