Hamilton started producing acrylic chairs in 2009 and the latest is the Leg Chair (Cigarettes). The Leg Chair features an acrylic base and metal legs and is inspired by E.M. Forster’s novel Room with a View (1908).
Sprial legs are a twisted rope
The spiral leg is a very common type of leg design. Originally, the spiral leg was thought to have originated in India and was introduced to Europe in the mid-17th century. It was most popular in England during the reign of Charles II, and was used in pieces from the Restoration and William and Mary eras. It later enjoyed a revival during the late Empire and Federal periods and again in the Victorian era. Some people in England call the spiral leg style “barley twist.”
Marlborough legs are square
There are three basic leg styles for tables: Marlborough legs, tapered or fluted, and block style. These styles are common in eighteenth-century furniture. Reeded legs are similar but feature convex carvings and rounded ridges. The latter is commonly found in baroque designs. Marlborough legs are square and can be fluted or tapered to fit a variety of interior design styles.
Marlborough legs are footless
A significant furniture leg style is the Marlborough leg, which is characterized by its straight, square form and lack of decoration. The leg generally ends with a block foot, or it can be footless. This type of leg is popular in mid-18th-century designs, especially those influenced by the classical style of architecture. Reeded legs, on the other hand, are characterized by intricate carvings and raised channels along the length of the leg. This type of leg style is also popular during the Neoclassic, Regency, and Empire styles.
Cabriole legs are square
There are several reasons why cabriole legs are shaped squarely. First, this design is a little less sturdy than a square leg. A cabriole leg’s “S” shape is more difficult to replicate. It is therefore more expensive to produce. Additionally, these legs are often made of weaker wood than square ones. Because of this, cabriole legs are more fragile. To solve this problem, the cabriole leg design must be made of solid wood. The cabriole leg is also made with a bandsaw because the “S” shape is much more complex. Then, a spokeshave, rasp, or scraper are required for shaping the foot and the leg shaft.
S-scroll legs are splayed
S-scroll legs are carved at the top and taper down towards the tabletop. They may be square, round, or even curved. A unique design element is the presence of scrolls at the ankle or foot. S-scroll legs are sometimes called Flemish legs. They feature large scrolls at the top of the leg and tapers toward the foot. These legs are often found at the base of round tables or pedestals.
S-scroll legs are footless
Flemish scroll leg chairs are reminiscent of ancient columns, and are also called S-scroll legs or double scroll legs. They feature a straight leg with evenly spaced rounded channels that run vertically down the side. Originally, this style of chair was used in mid to late-18th century furniture and reflected a preference for French, Flemish, and Dutch-style furniture. However, after the introduction of the cabriole style, these legs became less common.
S-scroll legs are square
S-scroll legs are also known as double scroll or Flemish scroll legs. They are square with evenly spaced rounded channels along their sides, and typically end in a plain turned toe. They were inspired by Greek columns and became less popular as the cabriole style of furniture took over. They are a classic choice for contemporary dining tables. Read on to learn how to make one. After all, it only takes a few hours to build a stylish table that will last for decades.