a tale of a few cities

This is Regency

Posted in really pushing it design by petercombe on August 24, 2008

     Regency 6 Drawer Dresser
Regency 6 Drawer Dresser

regency |ˈrējənsē|noun (pl. -ciesthe office or period of government by a regent.• a commission acting as regent.• (the Regency) the particular period of a regency, esp. (in Britain) from 1811 to 1820 and (in France) from 1715 to 1723. adjective (Regencyrelating to or denoting British architecture, clothing, and furniture of the Regency or, more widely, of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Regency style and Regency architecture were contemporary with the Empire style and shares many of its features: elaborate and ornate, it is generally neoclassical, with a generous borrowing of Greek and Egyptian motifs. ORIGIN late Middle English: from medieval Latin regentia, from Latin regent-‘ruling’ (see regent).

This evening Joe was on the internet while i was working on some art, he groaned that he was having a hard time searching ‘Empire’ furniture. I said, “try Regency”, so he did and the chest of drawers at the top of this post came up from a website called – shopbytheroom.com. I laughed so hard that I had to post it and include the definition of Regency.



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  1. Très Elégant « a tale of a few cities said, on November 22, 2008 at 4:39 am

    […] product, was close to tears and had to post it. It brought to mind the earlier posting for This is Regency, in fact I found it so hilarious I had to creat a new category; ‘really pushing it […]

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