What is the meaning of the furniture term Cabochon?

Carved ornament resembling a gem or polished stone. The term cabochon refers to a decorative element or ornament typically found on furniture, especially on cabriole legs. It is a rounded and highly polished gemstone that is typically convex and lacks facets. In furniture design, a cabochon often takes the form of a rounded protrusion, often made of wood or metal, serving as a decorative accent on furniture legs, drawer fronts, or other architectural elements.
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