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    Chippendale Style Furniture

    18th Century Antiques Chippendale English Furniture

    Chippendale Style Furniture

    An archetype of the finest English design and craftsmanship, Chippendale style furniture originated with cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale in the 18th century.  The style was immediately popular and adopted across Europe and America – and it continues to be a favored style for sophisticated and traditional interiors today.  Drawing inspiration from Gothic, Rococo and Chinese design, original-inspired Chippendale furnishings are often variable in their overall aesthetic but are consistent in their aura of luxury and elegance.  Essential to Chippendale-style furniture is the use of fine hardwoods, such as mahogany and walnut, and often the presence of a dark finish, which emulates...

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    Regency Style Art and Architecture

    Antiques Charles Tatham Chinese Export Egyptian English Furniture George IV George Smith Greek Henry Holland Interior Decorating John Nash Regency Roman Thomas Hope Thomas Sheraton

    Regency Style Art and Architecture

    Regency style, decorative arts produced during the regency of George, prince of Wales, and during his entire reign as King George IV of England, ending in 1830.  The major source of inspiration for Regency taste was found in Greek and Roman antiquity, from which designers borrowed both structural and ornamental elements.  The classical revival of Regency style, emphasizing purity of detail and structure, adhered to a stricter archaeological interpretation of antique modes than either the Neoclassicism of the 18th century or the concurrent French Empire style.  An exuberant taste for Egyptian motifs resulted from the Napoleonic expeditions to Egypt in...

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