Even more than with many other elements in furniture construction, the origin of the column from architecture is clear.
Columns can be found on antique furniture from almost every era. We see them on almost every type of furniture. For example, they flank the drawers of chests of drawers and writing furniture, are mounted on pilaster strips and the central web of cabinet furniture, or actually have a load-bearing function in the form of table legs.
The baroque corkscrew column, the fluted column in Louis XVI or the simple round column in Biedermeier are just a few of the many different types of columns.
As a rule, the column shaft stands on a plinth and ends with the base at the bottom and with the capital at the top.