The term palmette refers to a decorative motif in furniture, particularly in European and classical designs. It is a stylized representation of a palm leaf, typically in the shape of a fan or a half-circle. Palmettes are often found on the legs, feet, or corners of furniture, as well as in decorative carvings and mouldings. They are used to add an element of elegance and ornamentation to the piece. Conventional representation of the palm leaf.