What is the meaning of the furniture term Dolphin?

The furniture term dolphin typically refers to a decorative element or motif that depicts a dolphin or the shape of a dolphin. It can be found in various forms such as finials, carvings, or handles on furniture pieces like chairs, tables, or cabinets. The dolphin motif has been used in furniture design for centuries and is often associated with nautical or maritime themes. Used more or less realistically in carving and painting in furniture.
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