What is the meaning of the furniture term Palmated?

The furniture term palmated refers to the design or shape of a piece of furniture that resembles the shape of a palmate leaf or palm. It typically describes the appearance of chair legs or other decorative carvings or moldings that exhibit a fan-shaped or divided shape, similar to the fingers of a hand. This decorative pattern is often found in traditional or antique furniture styles. A running band of half circles containing a crude leaf form, resembling palmettes, in oak furniture.
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