Queen Anne Tea Table: 1740 - 1750
Queen Anne Tea Table: 1740 - 1750The curve in the cabriole legs derives its elegant characteristics from Chinese influence. The term cabriole comes from the French word cabrioler, which means “to cavort, or leap excitedly”. The slender elegance of the leg resembles a goat leg. Thus the term cavort usually means to dance around like a goat. The table top is lifted high above the ground displaying the curves and defining an interesting aedicule below the top. There is a slide top located underneath the table top that provides more surface space when needed.
|Compare the corner of the leg with that of the French and English below.|
|French Louis XV Table - 1780|
|English Queen Anne Table - 1780|