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Meaning of French foot

French' foot'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Furniture. Furniture.
  1. Also calleda foot of the mid-18th century having the form of a scroll, continuing the leg downward and outward, supported by a shoe.
  2. a bracket foot comprising a downward and outward continuation of the adjoining surfaces of the piece, the corner of the foot being a concave outward curve and the inner edges being a pair of ogee curves continuing the lines of the bottom rails downward.
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