The reeded leg. Like the saber leg, the reeded leg has its origins in ancient Greek and Roman motifs. Around the turn of the 19th century, this style became more popular in regency and empire furniture, especially the Sheraton styles. The reeded leg has vertically carved rounded grooves, with narrow channels that separate each reed. These convex moldings stand out from the surface.This desk, paired with a more modern Eames chair, shows us why the reeded leg's design has stood the test of time.