Published 14th April 2014
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.