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A club foot is a type of foot for a piece of furniture.[1][2] It is also known by the alternative names pad foot[3][4][5] and Dutch foot,[4][5] the latter sometimes corrupted into duck foot.[6]

Such feet are rounded flat pads or disks at the end of furniture legs. Pad feet were regularly used on cabriole legs during the 18th century.[7][8] They can be found on tables, chairs, and some early sofas.

Pad feet were first seen in the French and Italian Renaissance periods and have been widely used ever since.Template:Cn Pad feet can still be seen on some classical furniture.

ReferencesEdit

  1. John Gloag (2009). "club foot". A Short Dictionary of Furniture. READ BOOKS. p. 190. ISBN 9781444620405. 
  2. John Gloag (2009). "foot". A Short Dictionary of Furniture. READ BOOKS. p. 259. ISBN 9781444620405. 
  3. John Gloag (2009). "pad foot". A Short Dictionary of Furniture. READ BOOKS. p. 348. ISBN 9781444620405. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ethel H. Bjerkoe (1997). "Dutch foot". The Cabinetmakers of America. Schiffer Pub Ltd. pp. 266, 268. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Carl William Drepperd (1980). The primer of American antiques. Gramercy Pub. Co.. p. 221. 
  6. L. G. G. Ramsey (1961). "Duck foot". The concise encyclopedia of antiques. 1. Hawthorn Books. p. 61. 
  7. Bird, Lonnie (2003). Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Period Furniture Details. Taunton Press. p. 44. ISBN 1561585904. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nnVgWmR_H1MC. "The pad foot was the most common form of foot used on 18th-century cabriole legs" 
  8. It used the hoof foot in many places, and also the pad foot (most popular in present-day cabriole legs) ... Sparkes, Ivan G. (1981). English Windsor Chairs. Shire publications. p. 7. ISBN 0 85263 526 1. 

Further reading Edit

  • Lonnie Bird (2003). "Feet". Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Period Furniture Details. Taunton Press. pp. 42 et seq.. ISBN 9781561585908. 
  • Joseph Aronson (1967). "pad foot". The new encyclopedia of furniture. Crown Publishers. 

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