A pedestal is originally the base support of a column in classical architecture. A pedestal in furniture may have one of four definitions:
- central support for a tabletop or chair seat;
- one of a pair of sets of drawers or small cupboards used to support a flat top, as in a kneehole desk or PEDESTAL desk;
- a pedestal stand, a freestanding piece of case furniture used in pairs to flank a sideboard in 18th
- Base support of a column or sculpture, when appearing as a decorative detail on a piece of furniture, is a common motif on architecturally inspired furniture.
Boyce, C. (1985). The Wordsworth Dictionary of Furniture. Wordsworth Reference.