Trumpet Leg Example

Legs Associated with Tables, Highboys and Lowboys

Victorian Folding Hall Table with Trumpet Legs. - Antiques on Hanover on

Definition: a type of turned furniture leg, fairly thick with multiple curves, which flares upward and outward from a narrow base, to resemble an upturned trumpet; the top is often capped with a dome, and the end often terminates in a ball, bun or Spanish foot; typical of Baroque styles, especially English Restoration and William and Mary, it usually appears in tables, highboys and lowboys, with the legs connected by a serpentine stretcher.

Also Known As: trumpet-turned leg

Example: The antiques expert suspected the William and Mary-style lowboy had been altered at some point, because the top seemed too delicate for the elaborate trumpet legs.