Definition of bun foot in English:

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bun foot

noun (plural bun feet)

A foot in the shape of a flattened sphere, used for chairs, tables, or other furniture in the late 17th century.
Example sentences
  • The gadrooned column and lobed bun feet of the games table illustrated in Figure 5 are typical of the heavy silhouettes associated with the late 1820s and the 1830s, and the use of ebony or ebonized wood emphasizes these elements.
  • My best find was two Victorian chairs with mahogany bun feet that had been dumped in a builder's skip.
  • Thus, we know that bun feet preceded bracket feet and that through dovetails were succeeded by lapped dovetails.

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