What is the meaning of the furniture term Cinquefoil?

Gothic foliated ornament of five points, used in Gothic revival furniture. Cinquefoil is a term used in furniture to describe a decorative element that resembles a five-lobed leaf or flower. It is often seen as an architectural or ornamental motif in furniture design, typically carved or inlaid into wood or other materials. The term cinquefoil comes from the Latin words cinque meaning five and folium meaning leaf.
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