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Of all periods in history, the Regency era is one of the best known for its style and aesthetic elegance. During this period, furniture designers borrowed elements from classical Greek and Roman furniture, recreating pieces that were in museums to bring a truly sophisticated look to the designs of the time. The result was furniture that was incredibly beautiful yet surprisingly minimalist. Made by craftsmen who were dedicated to bringing unique style and aesthetic appeal to each and every piece, antique Regency sofas still stand the test of time today thanks to their exquisite construction. Discover gorgeous Regency sofas at Vinterior, and bring the sophistication of the past into your home.
The hallmarks of Regency sofasThe style of Regency sofas has been recreated over the years, with many modern manufacturers attempting to recreate the same style. Yet only a genuine antique piece has the true character of the era. The Regency period is famous for its ornamentation and decorative design. The detailing, however, was different from that seen in earlier centuries. Instead of detailing carvings and curving lines, the Regency period was characterised by plain and minimalist lines, slender legs and strong right angles, making the ornamented designs stand out on a simple background.
True to the period, Regency sofas are low-level, and while not as casual or relaxed as a modern sofa, they do offer impressive comfort, combined with elegance.
Regency sofas combine some key elements of the period. The wooden frames are exquisitely crafted while metal accents are often seen. Mahogany is a popular choice of wood for a Regency sofa frame, although rosewood and zebrawood were also popular for a more striking look.
The upholstery of a Regency sofa is also very luxurious and stylish, with luxury materials such as damask or velvet being a common choice for extra visual style.
Choosing Regency sofasA Regency sofa has a very unique look, and this makes one a wonderful choice for any homeowner with a very distinctive sense of style and who wants to bring a truly elegant touch to any room of the home.
Not only do Regency sofas look fantastic in a formal living room, they also work wonderfully in a bedroom or boudoir, where their luxurious look adds even more personality and authentic style.
While you could find a modern take on a Regency sofa in a store today, it will lack many of the elements that make an antique piece so special. Of course, it will have none of the genuine character and flair of a classic piece, without the sense of heritage and history of the original. In many cases, modern mass-market pieces made from engineered wood also lack the sturdiness and craftsmanship of an antique solid wood piece of furniture. No mass-produced contemporary item can capture that timelessness that you can expect in a true antique piece.
Shop for Regency sofas with VinteriorWhether you are furnishing your living room, conservatory or perhaps a study, Regency sofas from Vinterior are the perfect way to bring beauty and luxurious sophistication into your home.
We are specialists in supplying beautiful antique and vintage items to inspire and delight homeowners everywhere. Whatever kind of inspiration you’re searching for, we’ll help you make a gorgeous home that is a talking point amongst your friends.
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