The Regency era of design in the United Kingdom refers to works of art produced in England between the late 1790s and 1837. It is a visually rich style characterized by a combination of classical inspiration and British upper class culture.
Greek krater-style copper vase patinated to imitate bronze, designed by Thomas Hope, England, 1802-03.
Following the Neoclassical period, ancient Greece and Rome were the foundation of the style, along with elements taken from nature and ancient Egypt. Regency took the style a step further, using forms that were larger, heavier, and highly elaborate and decorative. Pieces were designed for the wealthy using extravagant gilded ornaments and materials such as zebrawood, mahogany and rosewood.
Table, England 1831; Table, England 1820
Mirror, England 1800
Dining chairs, England 1810; antique Regency table in an entry.