Classical Styled Furniture- Inspiration For Your Home

Regency Sofa

Grecian Couch from the Regency Period-

Parcel-Gilt and Ebonized Chaise Lounge Seller Coup D Etat

Regency styles followed after the previous style known as Empire Style which was during the reign of Emperor Napoleon. The first Egyptian themes became apparent as Napoleon took over Egypt, and brought back artifacts from Egypt. Napoleon’s fascination with the Egyptian themes showed though furniture and especially through architecture. Regency Styles became a continuation of the Empire style where a great interest in ancient Rome and Greece became apparent.

Prince George became the ruler of the monarch between 1811-1820, and had his own interpretation of style. It was then popular to copy actual furniture of the classical Roman and Greek times. Lions heads, animal legs, and pretty much anything that was popular in ancient Rome, Egypt or Greece became the fashion of the day. (Picture to the left Tony Duquette)

Key Features to the Regency Styles:

-Antique painted chairs fetch quite a bit of money if they are genuinely from the regency period. The common thought during the 1800’s was that wood was more desired than painted pieces, so solid rosewood, mahogany, and ebony are typically more expensive today.

– Brass inlays became popular in Regency period furniture, as brass was longer lasting than marquetry.

-Signature styles of the Regency period was the Sofa Table, Sabre Leg,Cable Twist and Metal Grille

– Revival of painted pieces with black lacquer, and a revival of japanning or chinoiserie

-Wide use of metal mounts became popular from the Egyptian themes of the empire style. The Regency period followed suit,seeing more lion paw feet and ormolu (imitation gold decoration)

 

Regency Style Ebonized Armchairs Seller The Antiques Artisan Center

Regency Style Ebonized Armchairs Seller The Antiques Artisan Center

Regency Black Painted and Gilt Armchairs Seller Alexander Westerhoff

Regency Black Painted and Gilt Armchairs Seller Alexander Westerhoff

Sheraton Revival Library Bergeres Seller Tom Hayes and Assoc

Sheraton Revival Library Bergeres Seller Tom Hayes and Assoc

Regency Style Painted Armchairs Seller Branca

Regency Polychrome Armchair with Original Caned Seat Seller Branca

Regency Polychrome Armchair with Original Caned Seat Seller Branca

Regency Style Painted Armchairs Seller Branca

Regency Painted Tablet Arm Chairs, ca 1805 Seller George N Antiques

Regency Painted Tablet Arm Chairs, ca 1805 Seller George N Antiques

Regency Painted Chairs Seller John Yaconetti Antiques

Regency Painted Chairs Seller John Yaconetti Antiques

 

Pair of early Regency open armchairs Seller Kentshire

Pair of early Regency open armchairs Seller Kentshire

Painted Chairs Seller Marsh Garden Decor

Painted Chairs Seller Marsh Garden Decor

Italian Scroll Arm and Malachite Chairs Seller Downtown at Claremont

Italian Scroll Arm and Malachite Chairs Seller Downtown at Claremont

Handsome Pair Regency-Inspired Armchairs Seller Jon Vaccari Design

Handsome Pair Regency-Inspired Armchairs Seller Jon Vaccari Design

An Elegant Pair of English Regency Chairs with Caned Seats Seller Epoca

An Elegant Pair of English Regency Chairs with Caned Seats Seller Epoca

Fine set of ten dining chairs by Gillows of Lancaster, c.1801 Seller Philip Colleck

Fine set of ten dining chairs by Gillows of Lancaster, c.1801 Seller Philip Colleck

English Ebonized Inlaid Mother of Pearl Chairs Seller Tres Belle

English Ebonized Inlaid Mother of Pearl Chairs Seller Tres Belle

A PAIR OF REGENCY FAUX-ROSEWOOD SIDE CHAIRS Seller Hyde Park Antiques

A Pair of Regency Faux Rosewood Side Chairs- Seller Hyde Park Antiques

A Late Regency Polychrome Armchair with Original Caned Seat Seller Branca

A Late Regency Polychrome Armchair with Original Caned Seat Seller Branca

John Robshaw's new upholstery line for Cisco Brothers
John Robshaw’s new upholstery line for Cisco Brothers-
Shown here is the Luxor Settee and The Modave Sofa
They sure look antique, don’t they?

Regency Furniture Designer Brian McCarthy From Elle Decor

A rare set of Chinese painted wallpapers, formerly hung in colonial Williamsburg. Chinese for the European Market. Second Half of the Eighteenth Century

A rare set of Chinese painted wallpapers, formerly hung in colonial Williamsburg. Chinese for the European Market. Second Half of the Eighteenth Century

A rare set of Chinese painted wallpapers, formerly hung in colonial Williamsburg. Chinese for the European Market. Second Half of the Eighteenth Century

A Butler’s Pantry filled with candelabra and Battersea candlesticks at Winterthur

A Butler’s Pantry filled with candelabra and Battersea candlesticks at Winterthur

Photo Credit Peak Of Chic Blog

Beautiful Colonial Looking Home From Things That Inspire Blog

Beautiful Colonial Looking Home From Things That Inspire Blog

Designer Richard Keith Langham Featured in Veranda

Designer Richard Keith Langham Featured in Veranda Magazine

“It was his first opportunity to design for himself in Midtown Manhattan on a grand scale — à la Nancy Lancaster, doyenne of Colefax and Fowler and a pioneer of the English country-house look.

Langham, who calls his atelier a “modern-day interpretation of an English drawing room,” found inspiration in Lancaster’s iconic “yellow room” in London, which features a similar barrel-vaulted ceiling of striking proportions.

Featured in Elle Decor, Photographer Roger Davies and Designers Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani

Featured in Elle Decor, Photographer Roger Davies and Designers Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani

Jean Louis Denoit Designs

Regency Decorating Ideas Canadian House And Home Magazine

Dick Ridge and Rod Denault

Dick Ridge and Rod Denault

Dick Ridge and Rod Denault

Dick Ridge and Rod Denault

Dick Ridge and Rod Denault

Dick Ridge and Rod Denault

The Curule chair came about in Etruria (referred to in Greek texts as Tyrrhenia , now known as Tuscany) and was found on surviving Etruscan monuments to identify magistrates. Much earlier stools that were supported on a cross-frame are known from the New Kingdom of Egypt. Curule chairs were designed for the officials of the highest government dignitaries. It was originally made of ivory, without arms and it was usually inlaid with ivory and precious metals. It served a seat for the positioned in power, and later the emperor himself.

Interior Design by Scott Snyder Neoclassical

Interior Design by Scott Snyder
Neoclassical Egyptian Roman Curule Chair Bench Stool

Gothic Style - Neoclassical Egyptian Roman Curule Chair Bench Stool

Gothic Style – Neoclassical Egyptian Roman Curule Chair Bench Stool

Charlotte Moss

“Zeus” Chair – Designer Beverly Balk

Pieter Estersohn

Pieter EstersohnPieter Estersohn

Pieter Estersohn is a New York-based photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, travel, advertising and portraits. Picture Featured on The New Victorian

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  • Joy Conti

    I am interested in the four painted italian chairs from Marsh garden door. Black w/flowers and gold accents…Please let me know price. Thank you