What is the meaning of the furniture term Half Column?

A half column in furniture refers to a decorative column or pillar that is partially embedded or integrated into a piece of furniture, such as a cabinet or chest of drawers. It is usually used for decorative purposes and can add architectural interest and visual appeal to the furniture. A half column typically features a rounded or cylindrical shape, with a base and capital at the top, resembling a half or partial version of a complete column. Engaged column against a rounded pilaster of a flat surface.
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