Antique furniture leg styles are key not only to appearance and functionality, but also to identifying your furniture. Furniture legs can provide clues to the approximate age and style of a piece. Can you tell how old an antique is just by the shape of its leg? Well, no, not the exact date it was created, because classic leg designs are copied to this day. But a leg can you tell you when a style was first introduced and that is one important step in identifying an antique's age and period if it is a true antique. These pictures show the different stye of furniture legs and feet and what era they originated from.