Some of the most famous English furniture makers that we still celebrate today rose to prominence during the Georgian era: Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton, and George Hepplewhite.
George II was the British king between 1727 and 1760, and the George II style is perfect for a home that is decorated with a fairly formal traditional style, with furniture featuring strong carving with a regal and sometimes more masculine look. Georgian style furniture was elegantly carved, and claw and ball feet were popular on chair legs. Lion masks and foliage were other typical motifs. The chairs were also often decorated with beautiful high-relief carving and couch and settee frames would also boast handsome carvings.
During this period of architectural and furniture design, dark mahogany wood became the most fashionable option for furniture makers to use, replacing walnut wood. Mahogany is a strong tropical hardwood that can endure the heavy carving and piercing typical of Georgian era furniture.
The King George III Style
King George III ruled for nearly 60 years from 1760 and the biggest change in direction under George III was the move towards Neoclassical design, inspired by the Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins discovered in 1748. This translated to furniture featuring classical pillars and columns.
Regency style furniture is named for the period in England in the early 1800s when George IV served as Prince Regent. The furniture developed Neoclassical Georgian furniture with themes drawn from ancient Greek and Roman and Egyptian architecture and design. In some ways it was a British interpretation of the French Empire style, featuring ornate gold ormolu mounts, and classical and military motifs.
Regency style furniture has a stately and monumental feel with straight lines, crisp arches and geometric shapes. Brass accents include brass ring handles featuring lion heads to add to the sense of majesty. Decorative motifs included laurel wreathes, acanthus leaves, rosettes, masks, and mythological beasts including the Egyptian sphinx and griffins.
Georgian Furniture at EuroLuxHome.com
We have a variety of 19th century Georgian pieces available in our collection. Perhaps an antique Georgian sideboard is the centerpiece you need. The elite cabinetmakers who created this antique Georgian furniture during the Georgian period. Other pieces from our selection of this furniture style include dining tables and dining chairs, if you're looking to bring quality antique furniture to your dining room.
Some of these pieces feature design choices such as cabriole legs, bracket feet, and claw feet. Other table options include dressing tables, side tables, and console tables, all quality pieces boasting the Georgian design. Other pieces in our collection include bookcases, a chest of drawers, mahogany chests, and regency furniture.
Whether you're looking for antique excellence or modern to mid-century furniture, there are so many great options in this Georgian antique style. Browse our collection today! We also offer other styles of amazing furniture, including Rococo, Renaissance, and Country Farmhouse.