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régence style

(rāzhäNs`), transitional style in architecture and decoration originated in France during the regency (1715–23) of Philippe, duc d'Orléans. The most important practitioners of the régence were Gilles Marie Oppenord and Robert de Cotte. In this period, curved lines and many motifs such as shells, masques, and sinuous foliated scrolls were introduced. These innovations were subsequently developed in rococorococo
, style in architecture, especially in interiors and the decorative arts, which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th cent. The term may be derived from the French words rocaille and coquille
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 design. The legs of furniture took bulging outlines and the corners of panels were curved. The use of gilt bronze was extended, and walnut, rosewood, and other woods largely replaced ebony in veneers.
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Regence style

The decorative and elegant Rococo style flourishing under the regency of Philip of Orleans during the reign of Louis XV.
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Régence style

The decorative and elegant Rococo style flourishing under the regency of Philip of Orleans (1715–1723) during the minority of Louis XV.
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Besides celebrating the first toy theatre publisher, the exhibition rakes a wider look at the London theatre of the period, the relationship between the toy theatre and Regency architecture, and the use of toy theatres in the home.
Two-and-a-half hours drive from Liverpool, it''s a beautiful old town, packed with Regency architecture - townhouses line the historic promenade, squares and terraces.
Number 1, Victoria Terrace is a fine example of Regency architecture and was built in the 1830s as the intended centre piece of a plan to regenerate the declining port of Beaumaris.
The Regency architecture is stunning, particularly the municipal offices on The Parade, dating from 1823, and the nearby Neptune Fountain, built in 1893 and fashioned on the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Highlights include a visit to St Peter Port in Guernsey, home to some of Britain's finest late Georgian and Regency architecture, and Le Havre, birthplace of impressionist Claude Monet.
His paintings and drawings of Regency architecture, quiet interiors and landscapes are on display until September 28.
The air of elegance exuding from the Regency architecture seeps into the visitor with every moment spent, creating a very warm and friendly atmosphere.
This peaceful Cotswold town with its stunning Regency architecture is the perfect place to retreat to for a bit of piece and quiet.
The historic town of Evesham is just 15 miles away while Cheltenham - home of Regency architecture and the famous races - is 17 miles in the other direction.
"We have Regency architecture, the award-winning Jephson Gardens and Royal Pump Rooms, and superb shopping facilities.
On the way back to Cork you can pop in at Fota House and Gardens to see Ireland's finest Regency architecture. Another day, and we explored the coast to the east and west of Cork.
Among recent instructions, Evans Hardy Bromwich has a number of homes in classical Leamington locations, still widely admired for their fine Regency architecture.