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What is Regency furniture?

Regency is a style of furniture that emerged during the early 19th century, when the Prince of Wales, future King George IV, assumed rule of the United Kingdom as Regent while his father, George III, was ill. Rather than the rich carvings and curves of earlier periods, it is characterized by plain lines and surfaces, slender legs and right angles highlighted by elaborate, often metal, ornamentation.