Relevant categories: Seating and Chairs,Tables,Bookcases
( Above Photo: Regency Bookcase Secretaire Desk Antique Mahogany )
Period Regency furniture refer to the pieces produced during the Regency period, when the Prince Regent reigned over England in place of the indisposed King George IV. During that time, designers created several types of furniture, many of which are still available on the market today as antiques.
So, what are some of the furniture made during the Regency period? Knowing the different types of furniture can help you to decide on the one to purchase. This article will discuss that in greater detail for your education. Read on.
One of the best types of Regency furniture is the chair. Like any other period in the history of furniture-making, the designers created different types of chairs, including dining chairs, sofas, lounge chairs and so on. Regency chairs had simple designs and were mostly made from mahogany. The chairs stool on claw feet and had sabre legs and scroll-shaped arms. The most common upholstery was leather, even though some chairs featured colorful fabrics.
( Above Photo: Breakfront Bookcase in Satinwood - Regency Sheraton Painted Bookcases )
There are many types of Regency tables, including dining tables, side tables, end tables, writing tables, and center tables, with each serving a distinctive purpose. This type of period regency furniture exists in different chapes and sizes. While the most common shape is the rectangle, it’s not uncommon to find round, oval, or square tables. They usually stool on reeded legs and had the characteristic decorations of that time.
At the advent of the Regency period, cabinets and chests of drawers were becoming popular in many homes. These were designed to feature different shapes and sizes, depending on what the owner and designer wanted. Thus, it’s not uncommon to find open bookcases as well as fully-fledged cabinets with chests of drawers.
( Above Photo: Carlton House Desk Regency Circa 1880 Satinwood )
When discussing period Regency furniture, it’s very easy to overlook the humble bed. But, of course, during the Regency period, people needed to sleep too and they had beds. Regency king beds and are grand affairs with tufts on the head and tail. They are usually made from mahogany, which was the most common wood at that time.
Did you know that some of the most exquisite antique mirrors were created during the Regency period? Wooden frames usually feature fine lines but may also have intricate carvings of animal and plant figures. With brightly gilded frames, it’s easy to understand why many collectors today prefer buying period regency mirrors.
( Above Photo: Regency Dining Table and Set of Chippendale Chairs in Mahogany )
Obviously, you cannot sit on a lantern or keep anything in it. These items were mostly used to hold candles and burn kerosene. While some could be placed on tabletops, others were meant for hanging on the ceiling. You may purchase a Regency lantern as part of your home décor or and a collectible.
In conclusion, these items mentioned above are not the only period Regency furniture you can find on the market. There are also sideboards, stools, coffee tables, reading desks, and so on. Check our inventory for a wide range of furniture from the Regency period.
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