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Regency Lighting

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
Globe Lantern, Nickel Finish, Large
Located in Westwood, NJ
The Globe Lantern is based on a similar 19th-century antique. The globe shape of the fixture emanates strength and is united by the nickel finish finials and acanthus top. The lan...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Set of Four Bronze Single Arm Wall Lights with Storm Shades
Located in London, GB
A set of four English bronze single arm wall lights with hand blown storm shades. Newly electrified.
Category

1970s English Vintage Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Chinese Red Tole Equestrian Themed Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinese red and gold tole table lamps with canister-shaped bodies and brass hardware featuring an equestrian scene typical of 19th century European paintings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Regency Lighting

Materials

Metal

Antique English Brass Green Tole Bouillotte Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1890s antique English Regency style brass and green tole bouillotte lamp, newly shined and lacquered. Shades not included. Made in England. Please note of wear consistent with ...
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1890s English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass, Metal

Very Fine Regence Style Giltwood Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine Regence style giltwood chandelier. France, circa 1910. 4-light Dimensions: Height 29" x diameter 26" CW4090.
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Early 20th Century French Regency Lighting

Materials

Giltwood

French 1960s Regency Wall Lights
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s French decorative brass hand wall lights with white opaline glass shades.
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1960s French Vintage Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Wonderful Vaughan Designs Regency Square Polished Nickel Glass Lantern Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Vaughan Designs Regency square polished nickel glass lantern fixture.
Category

20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Nickel

Regency Style Bronze Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautifully detailed gilt bronze chandelier from the 1900's has graceful lines and a light feeling allowing it to work in even a smaller room. It has six full-sized light socke...
Category

Early 20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Ormolu

Vintage Regency Brass Palm Chandelier
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage Regency chandelier. Beautiful brass fronds with 8 pale green painted arms. A fabulous patina from time. Perfect as is or painting it white for a more Coastal look....
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Late 20th Century North American Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Wonderful Pair Vaughan Lighting Bronze Regency Hall Large Lantern Light Fixtures
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful pair Vaughan lighting bronze / brass regency hall lanterns, These Classic Lanterns Are Based On A 19th Century Six-Sided Fixture That Is Finished With Feathered Detailing A...
Category

20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Pair of English Regency Style Celadon Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Regency style (19th Century) celadon glass table lamps with gold chain design and bronze base. Originally oil lamps now fitted with electricity (PRICED AS Pair).
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19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Large Crystal and Bronze Spanish Pendant Lamp
Located in Vulpellac, Girona
Late 19th century large crystal and bronze spanish pendant lamp. A majestic lamp for a grandt room.
Category

Late 19th Century Spanish Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

19th century Regency Doré Bronze Chandelier
Located in Savannah, GA
Early 19th century candle and oil burning chandelier from an Irish manor house. Features include four sets of four linear beveled crystal chain hangers, 16 doré´ bronze candle arms, ...
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Early 1800s Irish Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

High Quality of Regence Style Gilt-Bronze Chandelier, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
About An exceptionally stunning, high quality of Regence style gilt bronze, eight-light chandelier with spreading ring turned stems mounted with female figural terms, above eight ...
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Early 20th Century French Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Provincial Carved Wood Painted Chandelier
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Impressive 19th century French Restoration period six light chandelier hand carved in classic form with feathers, acanthus leaves and a pineapple all painted with distinctive French ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Wood, Paint

Regency Palmette Cloche Lantern, Brass
Located in Westwood, NJ
Regency Palmette Cloche lantern, this three-light lantern design features intricate metalwork and a decorative hand-blown globe. The acanthus leaf Palmette motif on the band and the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Crystal and Brass Corinthian Column Table Lamps Vaughan Design
Located in London, GB
An impressive pair of finely cast, lacquered brass and glass table lamps, fashioned as Corinthian columns. 20th century. Ultimately classical, timeless design inspired by the class...
Category

20th Century English Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Early 19th Century Regency Lion Sconces
Located in Charleston, SC
This lovely pair of early 19th century English Regency lion head and Athenian leaf sconces are made of brass and crystal. They are double armed, rewired, and electrified.
Category

Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Pair Large Bronze Brass Half Round Bowed Glass Lantern Wall Sconces
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful pair of large bronze / brass half round bowed glass wall lantern sconces with egg & dart and wave pattern trim, each rewired with a single candelabra socket. Dimensions: 2...
Category

20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Fine Regency Six Light Chandelier by John Blades
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This fabulous chandelier is of the finest quality, and features lapidary rule cut, or "lob" prisms, and double rose cut rondelles. The metal frame features burnished gold plated cast...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Superb Regency Style Gilt Bronze Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Superb Regency style gilt bronze chandelier. Exquisite detail. Original bright and matte finish. 16 lights in two tiers. France, circa 1900. Dimensions: Height 46" Diameter 36".
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Sconces from Barovier&Toso, 1970s, Set of 3.
Located in Bastogne, BE
- Luxury wall sconces from Barovier&Toso - Made of murano glass and gilt brass - Circa 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

English Regency Brass Lantern with Lion Mask, 19th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
Monumental English Regency brass lantern with lion mask is illuminated by a Interior Cluster with six candelabra arms that where originally candle. This Classic Regency Lantern has f...
Category

19th Century British Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Chinese Regency Style Black and Gold Floral Lidded Urn Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Chinese black porcelain table lamp made from a lidded urn decorated in gold florals, swag foliage, and geometric patterns sitting atop a wooden base fitted with brass hardware.
Category

Mid-20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Porcelain

Regency Style Crystal and Gilt Metal 12-Light Chandelier
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a classic French Regency style 12-light chandelier with faceted crystal strands cascading in waterfall fashion within a gilt metal frame. The entire structure is enhanced by ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Regency Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Vaughan Lighting Bell Jar Bronze Regency Neoclassical Lantern Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Vaughan lighting bell jar blown glass & bronze Regency neoclassical lantern fixture with 3 internal candelabra lights and three candelabra arms.
Category

20th Century English Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Monumental 28-Arm Brass Chandelier Wakefield Livex Lighting Williamsburg
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental 28 arm brass chandelier Wakefield Livex lighting Williamsburg 60" This 28-light chandelier from the Wakefield collection by Livex will enhance your home with a perfect ...
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Late 20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Set of Four Regency Style Bronze and Crystal Sconces by Perry & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
These fine quality English sconces feature flame finials, and diamond cut candle cups.
Category

Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Three-Arm Swan Bouillotte Lamp Tole Shade
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful french Louis XVI style gilt bronze three-arm swan arm bouillotte lamp with green tole shade.
Category

20th Century French Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Regency-Style Chinoiserie Steel Lanterns
Located in Woodbury, CT
This pair of hexagonal steel lanterns is flat-out stunning and rare in form, the real deal, and out of a posh London flat. We have totally redone them, adding lighting clusters (each...
Category

Early 20th Century English Regency Lighting

Materials

Steel

Regency Eight-Light Gilt Bronze Chandelier
By Hancock & Rixon
Located in Steyning, West sussex
An Unusual Regency period eight-light gilt bronze chandelier the main bronzed band surmounted with eight glass hurricane shades these mounted in fine decorated mounts the band also s...
Category

1810s Great Britain (UK) Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 19th Century English Regency Carved Giltwood Sconces or Wall Appliques
Located in San Francisco, CA
This monumental pair of three-light sconces is hand-carved in mahogany and gilded with yellow and white gold. The delicate ribbon winds upward from the candle cups and ties the bun...
Category

1820s English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Giltwood, Mahogany

Pair of Regency Style Wall Sconces with Storm Shades
Located in London, GB
A pair of English Regency style bronzed wall lights with glass storm shades.
Category

1970s British Vintage Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stunning Pair of Italian Black and Gold Neoclassical Style Sconces
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Pair of eye-catching Regency style black and gold sconces having 3 arms each. Note: we have another pair listed that is slightly different but make a great set of 4.
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1940s Italian Vintage Regency Lighting

Materials

Wood

Gold Palm Tree Table Lamp
Located in Asheville, NC
Finely detailed cast palm tree lamp with gold leaf finish, elaborately shaped new silk shade and matching palm frond finial.
Category

20th Century American Regency Lighting

Pair of French and Asian Collaboration 19th Century Régence Style Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and very unique pair of French and Asian collaboration 19th century Régence st. porcelain and ormolu vases mounted into lamps. Each lamp is raised by a finely detailed pie...
Category

19th Century French Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Ormolu

French Regency Gilt Bronze Crystal Prism Four-Light Lantern or Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
One of kind Regency style long clear and amethyst faceted crystal prism lantern, France, 1910-1920. Gilt bronze mounts with integrated central four-light candelabra cluster. Very go...
Category

Early 20th Century French Regency Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Vintage Stiffel Solid Brass Hollywood Regency Table Lamp
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage Stiffel solid crackle brass MCM Hollywood Regency lamp in the form of a trophy. Comes with original harp and heavy solid brass finial. Good vintage condition. W3LR040622.  
Category

Mid-20th Century American Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Huge French Louis XVI Style Brass Bronze Lantern with Curved Cut Glass Panels
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Very large Louis XVI style four-light hexagonal lantern, France, 1920-1930. The lantern is made of solid brass with integrated cast bronze details, six curved sides with curved cut g...
Category

Early 20th Century French Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Pair of Bronze and Ormolu Triform Candlestick Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of large early 19th Century bronze & ormolu candlestick lamps, having leaf moulded sconces above tapering stems, supported on scroll triform legs ending on triangular stepped ...
Category

Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

English Regency Crystal Waterfall Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A very fine English Regency six branch crystal waterfall chandelier the four tiers profusely hung with pendant and bead drops, each solid arm with vase shaped candle holders and hung...
Category

Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Large Regency Style Cut Glass and Gilt Bronze Six-Light Antique Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A large Regency style cut glass and gilt bronze six light antique chandelier, with tented beaded ropes descending from the corona to the waterfall of profusely hung spear drops weigh...
Category

Early 20th Century English Regency Lighting

Materials

Cut Glass

Jewel of an English 19th C Silver and Cobalt Blue Glass 6 Arm Candle Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A rare jewel of a chandelier having a gorgeous mix of hallmarked silver plate and glistening cobalt blue glass. The 6 arms are currently for candles, but could easily be electrified ...
Category

19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Silver Plate

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...
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Regency Lighting

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Brass

Fine Large Vaughan Lighting Bell Jar Glass Bronze Neoclassical Lantern Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large vintage Vaughan lighting etched glass / crystal bell jar lantern in a diamond pattern with leaf fern details and bronze housing and decorative chain in the neoclass...
Category

20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Elaborate Regency Three Light Candelabra Attributed to Hancock & Rixion
By Hancock & Rixon
Located in Steyning, West sussex
An elaborate three light candelabra with a pillar and file cut base mounted with a central silver band decorated with finely feather cut rosettes and hung with rounded rule drops sur...
Category

1820s English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Silver Plate

Chic Pair of Regency Style Arrow Motif Wall Sconces with Rams Head Decoration
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Pair of brass and ebonized Regency style wall sconces having an arrow motif and rams heads at the base of each light; the center sphere is black with a brass star.
Category

1920s American Vintage Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of English Regency Bronze Wall-Mounted Glass Lanterns, Circa 1840
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of English Regency bronze monumental hexagon lanterns with paneled glass, bulbous finial tops, scrolled floral medallions, and resting on fluted horizontal column wall mounts, M...
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1840s English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

1920s Ornate French Bronze Chandelier w/ 8-Lights & Cast Lion Heads
Located in New York, NY
1920s French chandelier which originally graced an European mansion. This ornate bronze chandelier features 8-lights and wonderful cast details including lion head figures. It includ...
Category

1920s Belgian Vintage Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Wonderful Vaughan Lighting Regency Square Arched Black Iron 3 Lanterns Fixtures
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Set Of 3 Vaughan Lighting Regency Square With Arched Top And Bottom Structure In A Matte Black Iron Each Lantern With 3 Candelabra Lights Inside, They are Accompanied By ...
Category

20th Century Regency Lighting

Materials

Iron

Regency Style Black Painted Tole Canister Mounted as Lamp
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique Black painted tole canister mounted as lamp with handsomely illustrative English coat of arms motif and Greek key borders, early 20th century. *Shade sold Separately.
Category

Early 20th Century English Regency Lighting

Materials

Metal

Antique Pair French Regency Grand Tour Ormolu Gilt Bronz Marble Urns Table Lamps
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An Exceptionally Fine Quality Pair of French Heavy Gauge Chisel Cast Ormolu-Mounted Statutory Marble Garniture Urns, of elegant tall and generous proportions, of French origin, now p...
Category

19th Century French Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Regency Hall Lantern
Located in Westwood, NJ
Regency hall lantern. This classic lantern is based on a 19th-century six-sided original. Superbly cast, it demonstrates a range of techniques, from the finely crafted frame to the o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

1960s Regency Style Italian Red Tole Pagoda Inspired Lantern Form Chandelier
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is an regency style Italian red tole pagoda inspired lantern form chandelier. It dates to the 1960s, and it does have 5 inches of chain. It shows the typical wear that often exi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Regency Lighting

Materials

Metal

Pair of English Regency Style Gilt and Tole Hurricane Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Regency style (1960s) large beige tole & gilt decorated hurricane form table lamps with a shaped glass center between a square base & a top section having a pineapple...
Category

20th Century British Regency Lighting

Materials

Tôle

Regency Style Bronze Athenienne Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
An unusual bronze 'Athénienne' table lamp in the Grand Tour taste. 20th century. Why we like it Formed of three arrows, this design derives from the sacrificial tripods, later know...
Category

20th Century English Regency Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Chandelier Regency Glass England \'800
Located in Milano, IT
8-arm chandelier in cut crystal with candle holders. The arms are grafted onto a support structure in gilded brass with multiple levels in which there are the lodgings for the glasse...
Category

19th Century English Antique Regency Lighting

Materials

Glass

Pair of Maitland Smith Regency Form Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of Maitland Smith English Regency style table lamps date to the 1980s are a molded resin with a lacquer-like finish in black and copper. Note: Height is 33.50" o...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Regency Lighting

Materials

Brass

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