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Regency Furniture in Fine Furniture Auction

Posted on Christopher Hampton's Blog

The Regency era ran from 1812 to 1820, although the term often refers to a more extended period from 1795 to the end of WIlliam IV's reign.

Regency furniture is generally elaborately decorated with Classical and Egyptian influences.

In the furniture auction ( to be held on 30th April 2014) of the three day Spring 2014 Quarterly Fine Art Sale, there is a good selection of Regency furniture being offered for auction.

For example, there is a Regency rosewood and carved giltwood library table (FS22/920).

A Regency rosewood and carved giltwood library table (FS22/920)

It has a rectangular top with rounded corners and a gilt reeded edge, containing two short drawers in the frieze with central raised gilt panel of scrolling acanthus, anthemions and central flowerhead. It measures 128cm x 67cm and has a pre-sale estimate of £5,000-£7,000.

A Regency carved rosewood scroll end settee is also being offered (FS22/915).

A Regency carved rosewood scroll end settee (FS22/915)

It has an upholstered padded back with shaped paper scroll top rail and reeded and paterae ornament. The upholstered ends have paterae, husk and reeded ornament. It carries a modest estimate of £300-£500.

There is also a later Regency period settee (FS22/918). which carries a pre-sale estimate of £400-£600.

A Late Regency carved rosewood scroll end settee (FS22/918)

This is just a small selection of the items of Regency furniture on offer in the furniture section of the  Quarterly Fine Art Sale to be held on 30th April 2014.



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This article was originally published on Christopher Hampton's Blog on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:21:09 GMT.

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Christopher Hampton is the Managing Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. He is also Head of the Furniture Department and an active member of the Valuations Department.

Christopher Hampton, a second generation auctioneer and son of Peter Hampton, was born and educated in the Isle of Wight. 

Christopher Hampton joined local auctioneers Way Riddett in 1974, where he worked in the salerooms in Ryde for seven years before joining Phillips Auctioneers in London. He worked in the furniture department under head of department and mentor, Michael Cowley, until moving to Devon in 1984 to run the Phillips saleroom in Exeter.

In 1989 he became Regional Director for Phillips operations in Devon and Cornwall until 1999 when the company was sold. He founded Hampton & Littlewood with Rachel Littlewood in 2001, which merged with Bearne's in 2009.

He has enjoyed the transition from being a part of an international auction house to being a part of the principal auction house in Devon and Cornwall.

In his spare time he enjoys running and gardening.


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