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date: 18 August 2019

Claw-and-ball footlocked

  • Gordon Campbell

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Furniture foot, popular in the 18th century, characterized by the representation of an eagle’s claw clasping a ball; in the Chinese bronzes from which the motif derives, the foot is a dragon’s claw.

M. Headley: ‘Carving a Ball-and-claw Foot: Tracing the Techniques of a Williamsburg Cabinetmaker’, Fine Woodworking, 84 (Sept–Oct 1990), pp. 83–7...

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