What is the meaning of the furniture term Kettle Base?

The furniture term kettle base refers to a type of base used for supporting or stabilizing a variety of furniture items, such as tables or counters. This base typically consists of a rounded or curved shape resembling the silhouette of a kettle, with a wide bottom for stability and a narrow top that attaches to the furniture piece. The name kettle base originates from its resemblance to the shape of a kettle or teapot. Bombe shaped case, with bulging front or sides.
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