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Regency Desk Accessories

REGENCY STYLE

Like France’s Empire style, Regency-style furniture was rooted in neoclassicism; the characteristics of its bedroom furniture, armchairs, dining room tables and other items include clean lines, angular shapes and elegant details.

Dating roughly from the 1790s to 1830s, antique Regency-style furniture gets its name from Prince George of Wales — formally King George IV — who became Prince Regent in 1811 after his father, George III, was declared unfit to rule. England’s Regency style is one of the styles represented in Georgian furniture.

George IV’s arts patronage significantly influenced the development of the Regency style, such as the architectural projects under John Nash, which included the renovation of Buckingham House into the formidable Buckingham Palace with a grand neoclassical facade. Celebrated designers of the period include Thomas Sheraton, Henry Holland and Thomas Hope. Like Nash, Hope instilled his work with classical influences, such as saber-legged chairs based on the ancient Greek klismos. He is credited with introducing the term “interior decoration” to English with the 1807 publishing of Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.

Although more subdued than previous styles like Rococo and Baroque, Regency interiors incorporated copious use of chintz fabrics and wallpaper adorned in chinoiserie-style art. Its furniture featured fine materials and luxurious embellishments. Furniture maker George Bullock, for instance, regularly used detailed wood marquetry and metal ornaments on his pieces.

Archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Greece informed Regency-era details, such as carved scrollwork, sphinxes and palmettes, as well as the shape of furniture. A Roman marble cinerary chest, for example, would be reinterpreted into a wooden cabinet. The Napoleonic Wars also inspired furniture, with martial designs like tented beds and camp-style chairs becoming popular. While the reddish-brown mahogany was prominent in this range of pieces, imported woods like zebrawood and ebony were increasingly in demand.

Find a collection of antique Regency tables, seating, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Regency
Regency Ormolu Dolphin Inkstand, Early 19th Century
By Thomas Messenger
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A Regency ormolu dolphin inkstand in the manner of Thomas Messenger & Sons The hinged scallop-shell with wells and recesses to the interior, on a Sienna Marble square section base w...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Siena Marble, Ormolu

Mahogany and Brass Tabletop Bookstand, from a Parish-Hadley Design Commission
Located in Morristown, NJ
19th c., England, mahogany brass mounted rotating stand divided into four compartments, topped with a brass finial. A handsome addition to any desk, providing an interesting talking ...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Library Telescope by Utzschneider & Fraunhofer of Munich, circa 1825
Located in London, GB
A brass 3 ½" refactor telescope by Utzschneider & Fraunhofer of Munich, circa 1825. With rack and pinion focusing, and star finder-scope. Rack and pinion motion for the altitud...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Onyx Marble and Brass Lionhead Desk or Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A substantial solid beige or sand colored onyx marble and brass urn form desk or table lamp with lion-head detail in the Regency style, circa late-20th century. Lamp includes origina...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Regency Desk Accessories

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Onyx, Marble, Brass

Rare Antique Regency Travelling Writing Box, English c 1810-1820
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A rare Regency writing desk box made in solid ebony. Original leather with natural age-related patina. Original fittings and locks. In good condition and untouched original. En...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Rare Antique English Regency Rosewood & Brass Writing Slope Box Lap Desk
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An inordinately fine box, the exterior is dressed with full width and depth rosewood veneers carefully applied to flow between seams of the writing slope. Heavy gauge brass mounts ar...
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1810s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Antique Victorian Jewellery Casket Trinket and Snuff Box Regency Grand Tour 19ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning Example of a Ladies Well Figure Tortoise Shell Horn mounted Jewlery Casket of compact proportions, made during the last half of the Nineteenth Century. Slightly dome shaped ...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Silver

Regency Tooled Leather Desktop Secretaire Cabinet
Located in London, by appointment only
A Regency tooled leather work desktop secretaire cabinet, the hinged lid enclosing a partitioned compartment, the moulded doors enclosing four drawers with faux book spine fronts, th...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Leather

English Regency Mahogany Travelling Lap Desk Box with Secret Compartment
Located in Savannah, GA
Large size English Regency mahogany travelling sloped lap desk/ box with original brass corner mounts, hinges, pin, top mount and retractable handles. Features include a side drawer,...
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Early 1800s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

English Regency Traveling Writing Slope Box or Nécessaire De Voyage 1810-1820
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Rare regency travelling writing slope / nécessaire de voyage of outstanding quality. Wooden box, the exterior dressed in brown leather, bound and embossed with diamond shaped patter...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Antique Victorian Silver Card Case Trinket and Snuff Box Regency Grand Tour 19ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning Example of a Ladies Well Figure Tortoise Shell Silver Framed Hinged Lid Card Case of generous proportions, made during the first half of the Nineteenth Century. The rectangu...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

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Silver

Regency Rosewood Writing Box
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A fine quality, charming 19th century Regency Italian late baroque period walnut 2-drawer table, late 17th/early 18th century period rosewood writing box having elegant brass inlaid ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Rosewood

English Regency Traveling Lap Writing Desk Box
Located in Nordhavn, DK
English writing slope in bird's-eye maple. The box can be opened to create a sloping desk pad covered with (original) fabric. Inside a fitted interior of compartments for storing ink...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Silver

Early 19th Century Regency Brass Recumbent Greyhound Paperweight
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century Regency brass paperweight in the form of a recumbent greyhound raised over cloth covered base.
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1810s Irish Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Antique Regency Chinoiserie Decorated Ink Stand
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A delightful regency period chinoiserie painted and Decorated ink stand having removable central section With original ink wells and original ormolu handle flanked By two removabl...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Ash, Beech

Wonderful French Large Blue Enamel Bronze Bow Swag Picture Frame
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful french large blue enamel inset and bronze picture frame with bows and swags. Measures: 18" H x 15 1/2" W.
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20th Century French Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

Large 19th Century Bronze and Ormolu Pen-Tray
Located in London, GB
A large early 19th Century bronze and ormolu Pentray, having original heavy glass inkwells housed in pierced Gothic containers with central wafer box surmounted by well-cast greyhoun...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Bronze Scallop Shell and Sea Creature Desktop Pastille/Incense Burner
Located in Folkestone, GB
Finest quality bronze figure of a coiled mythical sea creature or dog-headed hippocampus supporting a finely detailed scallop shell which opens to reveal two original lidded pots for...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Regency Period Antique Sterling Silver Meat Skewer by Wallis & Hayne London 1811
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1811 by Thomas Wallis II & Jonathan Hayne, this handsome, Regency Period, antique sterling silver meat skewer, is plain in style. The meat skewer measures: 12...
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1810s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

English Regency Mahogany Travelling Sloped Lap Desk Box, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
English Regency mahogany travelling sloped lap desk box with brass corner mounts and handles, 19th century. Key included. Other features include fine tooled leather insert and a draw...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Mahogany

Inkwell Regency Gilded Bronze Porcelain England \\\'800
Located in Milano, IT
Porcelain inkwell, with a shaped body entirely enamelled with chinoiserie-style motifs: there are large red flowers on a decorated blue background, on the sides two reserves in which...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Regency Period Bronze Spill Vases
Located in London, GB
Pair of late Regency bronze spill vases in the form of Gothick columns enclosing glass liners, mounted on sienna marble bases.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Regency Brass Letter Card Box, England, 1820
Located in Stamford, CT
Regency brass letter card box with rope overlay from England 1820. Would make a great decorative piece for a desk. In very good condition.
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Early 19th Century European Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

English 20th Century Sterling Silver and Tortoise Shell Inkwell
Located in Stamford, CT
Stunning sterling silver inkwell with an inlaid tortoise shell lid. Circa 1912. Glass liner is missing.
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20th Century English Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage Small Brass Decorative Music Lectern
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage small brass decorative music lectern Ideal as a business cards holder or a display stand Size: 6 x 4 x 5.5.    
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1970s German Vintage Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

19th Century English Regency Antique Black Leather Writing Box with Bramah Lock
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An unusually fine writing box from the third quarter of the 19th century, this stationary box is exquisitely crafted using top-grain black leather and high quality custom brass hardw...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Rosewood Watch Holder, Small Pocket Watch Stand with Applied Decoration
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Rosewood watch holder. Small pocket watch stand with applied decoration. A must have item for those who have a pocket watch. Not only is the pocket watch stand useful, it also makes...
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1840s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Pair of Regency Bronze Figures of Reclining Whippets on Green Marble Bases
Located in Stamford, CT
A very fine pair of English Regency bronze whippets or greyhounds on verdi antico marble book form bases, after Thomas Weeks. Each dog sculpture is beautifully cast with their indivi...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Early 19th Century Regency Period Bronze and Ormolu Encrier
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century Regency period bronze and ormolu encrier, having penholders and triple inkwells with leaf cast lids contained in leaf decorated classical bath, supported on wre...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Regency Period Rectangular Bronze & Ormolu Pentray
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century Regency period rectangular bronze & ormolu pen tray, having splayed carrying handles with cut-glass inkwells centered with wafer-box surmounted by well-cast gre...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Antique English Regency Inkwell Mahogany Cristal Glas Brass Mounts
Located in Munich, DE
We see an important regency inkwell crafted out of mahogany with brass decorations in England, circa 1810. Measurements are taken without the crystal inkwells.
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1810s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Mahogany

Superb Regency Bronze Ink Stand, Mounted with Serpents
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A Regency bronze, boat shaped inkwell with a pair of handles made up of two beautifully detailed coiled serpents, their tails acting as the feet. The central lidded box is flanked by...
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Early 19th Century Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

19th Century English Burl Wood & Rosewood Parkins & Gotto Inkwell Desk Letterbox
By Parkins & Gotto
Located in Philadelphia, PA
19th century English burl wood and rosewood Parkins & Gotto inkwell desk letterbox. Item includes a brass ormolu, glass inkwells, bun feet, beautiful wood grain, original label, no k...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood, Rosewood

19th Century Bronze and Ormolu Oval Pen Tray
Located in London, GB
An attractive early 19th century Regency period bronze and Ormolu oval Pen Tray, with thistle, fruit and flower handles, having cut-glass inkwells, quill holders, candleholder and ce...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

French Porcelain White and Gold Jewelry Dish, Set of 3
Located in New York, NY
A signed set of three (3) French porcelain white and gold jewelry dishes, circa 20th century, France. Marked on back of all three as show in image #16, made in "Limoges France", and ...
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20th Century French Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Porcelain

Bronze Poodle Inkwell, France, 19th Century
Located in Norwalk, CT
A detailed figure of a standard poodle stands on this antique inkwell. All bronze with wood bottom. Interior holes for inkwells. No inserts. Acanthus leaf detail around base. Finely ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Pair Antique English Regency Lapis Lazuli and Ormolu Watch or Miniature Holders
Located in London, GB
Superb near pair of Russian or English early 19th century watch or portrait holders. In the finest quality ormolu set on square socles. The bases of square form in black and Sienna m...
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1820s British Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Ormolu

English Regency Inkwell in Patinated Bronze and Ormolu with Dolphin Mount
Located in London, GB
English Regency patinated bronze and ormolu double inkwell. Set upon a rectangular base with mercury gilt ormolu moulding of "stiff leaf and dart" design. The inkwell holder itself, ...
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1810s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

An English Alabaster Urn and Cover Inlaid with Blue John, circa 19th Century
Located in Stamford, CT
An alabaster urn and cover inlaid with blue John on square slate base. English, circa early 19th century.
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1820s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

19th century English Regency Bronze Petite Spill Vases
Located in Savannah, GA
Pair of English Regency style embossed bronze spill vases in a rare small size. The workmanship is incredible and features Classic shell, lyre and floral detail. Rolled and soldered ...
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1810s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

English Regency Ormolu Mantel Piece Objects of American Indians
Located in London, GB
English Regency ormolu mantel piece objects of American Indians. The male sits upon a tortoise and has a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. He has a quiver of arrows on his b...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Ormolu, Bronze

English Regency Desk Set in Form of British Sailors Defending a Fort with Mortar
Located in London, GB
An extremely rare and very unusual bronze desk set in the form of British sailors ( or Jack Tars) defending or more likely attacking a fort with mortars. Set on bun feet with what ap...
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1810s English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Onyx Marble Inkwell or Box Regency Style Gold Gilt Bronze with Rams Head Design
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful onyx and gold gilt bronze inkwell [ink well] box in the Regency style, circa 19th century, Europe. In addition to its intended use, piece makes a gorgeous standalone deco...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

Gilded Age Silver Plated and Crystal Writing Desk Set
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The antique silver-on-copper and crystal pen and ink desk set is composed a footed tray with two indentations for feathered pens or writing instruments, two lidded ink bottles with b...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Crystal, Silver Plate

19th Century English Silver and Tortoise Inkwell Signed Mappin and Webb
Located in Southampton, NY
19th century English Mappin and Webb silver and tortoise inkwell with original glass liner for the ink.  
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19th Century European Antique Regency Desk Accessories

19th Century Regency Period Bronze and Ormolu Encrier
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century Regency period bronze and ormolu encrier or inkwell, having shaped lid with wreath handle enclosing ‘sander’ brush and porcelain inkwell contained in 'Gothic ar...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Gilded Age Silver-Plated and Crystal Writing Desk Set
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The antique silver-on-copper and crystal pen and ink desk set is composed a footed tray with two indentations for feathered pens or writing instruments, two lidded ink bottles with b...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Crystal, Silver Plate

Regency period bronze and ormolu gothic encrier
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century Regency period bronze and ormolu encrier, having inkwells and star pierced sander, contained in Gothic fret body, supported on leaf decorated plinth base.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Antique bronze and ormolu pentray
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century bronze and ormolu pen tray having “swan” lid wafer box flanked by shaped glass inkwells with sunflower cast lids and bold leaf handles.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Bronze and Ormolu Pentray
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century Regency period bronze and ormolu pentray, having cut-glass inkwells flanking central wafer box, contained in grape and vine border with carrying handles, ending on...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Rare Pearlware Ink Stand with Pineapple-Shaped Candleholder, Sewells, Newcastle
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rare Pearlware Ink Stand with pineapple-shaped candleholder, Sewells, St. Anthonys Pottery, Newcastle, Circa 1804-20. A wonderful pearlware inkstand complete with all its parts. The...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic, Pearlware, Pottery

Pair of Miniature 19th Century Globes, Terrestrial and Celestial
Located in Charleston, SC
Magnificent pair of miniature 19th century globes on mahogany Regency Stand. Both globes are labeled by Newton and Sons. The Globes are mounted on Classic Regency pedestals.
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19th Century English Antique Regency Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

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