English Regency


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Regency Revival

A mode of Revival architecture, found to a limited extent in America in the 1930s, that borrowed features of its Georgian and Regency style prototypes; usually two stories high with a hipped roof; had brick walls with quoins at the corners and sometimes at the main entrance, often painted white; double-hung windows with shutters; an entrance porch; and, typically, a small octagonal window above the door.
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Combining English Regency Romance with the spirited freedom of the Old West, the series has been well-received with several 4 and 5-star reviews.
An English Regency period mahogany reading table with one from a pair of Chinese 19th century tall yoke-back armchairs in a classic Ming design PICTURE: WR.
SISTERS OF FORTUNE: AMERICA'S CATON SISTERS AT HOME AND ABROAD tells the story of four American sisters who entered the high levels of English Regency society decades before the more publicized Dollar Princesses of Victorian times.
In the garden room, an Indian bronze from a temple sits alongside an English Regency table from 1820.
BESPOKE BRITISH is the language here, with uncommonly good formal reproductions from English Regency to Art Deco.
The term is popular but is actually a misnomer, as the actual English Regency (the future George IV ruling on behalf of mad King George III) lasted from 1810 until 1820.
A national historic landmark, the building is considered by architectural historians to be the finest example of English Regency architecture in America.
After brunch, hop on a free tram ride to visit the poinsettia gallery at Boddy House, a 1937 English Regency mansion where holiday refreshments will be served.
They include items such as old master paintings, contemporary masters, English and French 18th Century furniture, English Regency silver, English and Continental books, European 19th Century and 20th Century sculpture.
Later, a black background was fashionable for classical gold motifs in the Directoire and English Regency periods.
Expenditure on development was small, but a style based on English Regency and Georgian architecture established itself in Cape Town, while a modified English vernacular tradition was implanted in the Eastern Cape where about 4000 British immigrants were settled in 1820 in an effort to stabilise the troubled frontier.