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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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