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Ball foot

a ball-like turned foot, used especially in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Historical Examples

The bow-legged chair, often with claw and ball foot, came into use in the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle

There were also several variations on the claw and ball foot.
Furnishing the Home of Good Taste Lucy Abbot Throop

The ball foot, not always present, indicates genuine example.
Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden

The characteristic Chippendale leg is cabriole with claw and ball foot.
The Art of Interior Decoration Grace Wood


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