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Victorians were very big on pineapples. Though I wasn't able to find a specific name for the style, I think you've seen the 1880's through 1900's machine made furniture that has big clunky lathe turnings for legs or bedposts. And sometimes on the top you find a friggin' pineapple. Why were they so enamored of pineapples? Dang if I know. Maybe Spongebob Squarepants can explain it.
When I looked at the checkered centers and leaf sprays of this art I instantly envisioned that butt ugly antique furniture from my grandmother's house. These paisleys look like stylized pineapples as much as the ones in wood ever did.
So, can I interest you in a pineapple?