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Regency Sofas

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
STUNNING ANTiQUE REGENCY CHESTERFIELD TUFTED "TETE A TETE" CONVERSATION SOFA
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this extremely rare original Antique Regency circa 1810-1820 “Tete a Tete” Conversation couch in salmon valo...
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1810s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Regency Style Leather Upholstered Sofa
Located in New York, NY
Regency Style Leather Upholstered Sofa, on four casters. 32" H x 57" W x 26.5" D; seat: 18" H.
Category

20th Century Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

ANTIQUE FULLY RESTORED REGENCY 1810 CHESTERFiELD SOFA BROWN LEATHER CARVED FRAME
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this very rare, fully restored Regency circa 1810 brown leather Chesterfield tufted sofa with hand carved Wa...
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1810s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Vintage Regency Lee Industries Roll Arm Sofa
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous vintage Regency sofa. Made by the iconic Lee Industries group and tagged on the cushions. Beautiful pale blue and off white pattern. Turned wood legs and brass casters. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Regency Mahogany Frame Sofa, England, Circa 1815
Located in Alexandria, VA
This smart classical Regency sofa has a sturdy mahogany frame. Its clean lines make it perfect for use in an eclectic or period environment. It provides comfortable seating for 3 and...
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1810s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Silk, Mahogany

antique regency mahogany 3-seater sofa.
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Impressive antique regency mahogany 3-seater sofa. An early 19th century Regency mahogany sofa is an elegant piece of furniture typical of the Regency period in the United Kingdom (a...
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1810s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Two Seater Knole Sofa in 'Arts And Crafts' Upholstery
Located in Beerse, VAN
The Knole sofa, which takes its name from a village in Kent, is said to be one of the first upholstered seating furniture in England (we are talking about the 17th century). This s...
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1960s British Vintage Regency Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Mauve Velvet Sofa, 1980s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
- 26.5"h, 94"w, 32"d - Mauve striped velvet tufted back sofa circa 1980s - Condition: Excellent
Category

1980s Unknown Vintage Regency Sofas

Materials

Velvet

19th Century English Regency Style Upholstered Mahogany Sofa Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive late 19th century upholstered mahogany sofa or settee made in the English Regency taste. Beautifully crafted with an older restoration featuring a tall square back mahoga...
Category

19th Century English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Brass

Early 20th- C Regency Style Carved and Hand Painted Sofa / Settee Down Cushion
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a special piece! It is a large scale Regency style carved and hand painted sofa. The custom upholstery is in very good condition with a Swis...
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Early 20th Century American Regency Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Anglo Indian Rosewood And Caned Settee
Located in Essex, MA
In the Regency taste with serpentine arched caned back and scrolled out arms. carved seat rail with round discs over lion form legs and paw feet.
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1840s Indian Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Cane, Rosewood

DeAngelis Silk Two-Seater Sofa
By Deangelis
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered in a wheat yellow slubby silk in a modified Regency form; the highest quality construction with down and foam; custom made for Albert Hadley.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Sofas

Materials

Silk, Foam, Wood

Caribbean Regency Mahogany Carved Foliage Leather Sofa on Brass Casters, C. 1810
Located in Hollywood, SC
Caribbean Regency mahogany leather sofa with a central serpentine and scrolled fluted back, central floral shell with flanking scrolled medallions, f...
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1810s Caribbean Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Brass

Restored Hump Camel Back Regency Chesterfield Buttoned Sofa in HandDyed Burgundy
Located in Pulborough, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this Stunning Hand-dyed Burgundy Hump Or Camel Back Regency Style Chesterfield Fully Buttoned Two-seater Sofa. A very stunning fully buttoned chesterfield hump or camel sofa...
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Mid-20th Century British Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather

Made to Order Large Heritage Brown Leather 2 to 3 Seater Sofa
Located in Pulborough, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely made-to-order large Heritage brown leather 3 to 4-seater sofa. This sofa has been handmade by Mark Elliot, a manufacturer based in S...
Category

20th Century British Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather

Ditchley Sofa
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A fine Regency design taken from Ditchley park, with carved and decorated sabre legs. The back with brass ball finals and the frame with inset paterae. The...
Category

19th Century British Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Brass

Dinton Sofa
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
The Dinton sofa is a fine polished mahogany regency design sofa/settee with classically polished turned and tapering legs terminating in brass castors, below a polished frieze with i...
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19th Century British Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Brass

Tennyson Sofa
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
The Tennyson sofa is a fine country house Chesterfield design of generous proportions. The upholstered body of the sofa terminates upon finely turned polished mahogany bun feet with ...
Category

19th Century British Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Marle Club Sofa
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
The Marle Club Sofa is a polished mahogany Regency design sofa/settee with fine classically polished tapering legs. Can be made to the client’s specific req...
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19th Century British Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Cuban Empire Carved Mahogany Hand Caned Sofa / Settee, Early 19th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
Notable Cuban Empire Mahogany caned sofa, circa 1820, featuring Flame Mahogany veneers and opposing Eagle carvings. The center crest of this Caribbean Settee has a Pineapple motif flanked by Regal Bird Heads clasping drapery from their beaks rest on a Mahogany Cresting Wave framing a hand-cane back. This West Indies settee...
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Early 19th Century Cuban Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

English Regency Egyptian Revival Style Recamier, 19th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
English Regency Egyptian revival style mahogany, brass inlay, & gilt Recamier is finely carved with an Egyptian hawk head and finished on both...
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19th Century British Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

71″ Ward Bennett Regency Style Sofa for Geiger
Located in Pasadena, TX
71? Ward Bennett Sofa for Geiger Ward Bennett As a young man, Mr. Bennett undertook various studies in the Fine Arts including drawing at the Porto Romano...
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Mid-20th Century North American Regency Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Traditional Elmstead Sofa
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Made to order from our Lorfords Contemporary collection, the Traditional Elmstead is a timeless blend of elegance, comfort and tradition. We build our Traditional Elmstead Sofa...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Regency Sofas

Materials

Brass

English Regency Mahogany Recamier with Flanking Lion Medallions, Circa 1810
Located in Hollywood, SC
English Regency mahogany upholstered recamier with fluted scrolled inward arms, flanking lion medallions, carved molded reeded skirt, and terminating on the original winged lions paw...
Category

1810s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

19th Century Carved English Regency Sofa
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century carved English regency sofa with green velvet upholstery and original castors.
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19th Century English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

French Early 18th Century Sofa
Located in Stockbridge, GA
French early 18th century sofa.
Category

Early 18th Century French Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Regency Style Tufted Lyre Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
Regency style tufted lyre sofa a deep button upholstered lyre form sofa, the over scrolled back and arms on tapering and spiral carved legs. Solid maple frame with 8-way hand-tied...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Sofas

Materials

Wood

Regency Serpentine Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Regency circa 1810-1820 hand dyed cigar brown leather serpentine fronted Chesterfield club sofa This sofa is as rar...
Category

1810s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Vintage Italian Regency Savonarola Curule Wrought Iron Brass Finial Throne Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Regency Savonarola Curule wrought iron brass finial throne sofa. Item features Curule x-form frame, solid brass finials and "bell" feet, he...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Regency Sofas

Materials

Brass, Iron

Early 19th Century English Regency Neoclassical Parcel-Gilt Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An outstanding Regency sofa in neoclassical taste. The couch is supported by Curule form legs with gilt edges. The arms of the piece exhibit eagle armrests and lion masks. The headra...
Category

Early 1800s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Sublime Fully Restored Regency 1810 Sofa Brown Leather Carved Herms Statue Frame
Located in GB
We are delighted to this very rare fully restored Regency circa 1810 brown leather sofa with hand carved mahogany herms statues A one of kind piece, thi...
Category

1810s English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather

Late Regency Mahogany Scroll End Sofa in Blue Striped Fabric, England
Located in Sofia, BG
A late Regency mahogany scroll end sofa, with a detachable back, with blue striped fabric, squab cushion and pair of bolsters, the fra...
Category

Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Regency Overscale Country House Sofa
Located in London, GB
Of robust and masculine style, made up to impressive proportions. With original castors and untouched finish.
Category

Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Italian Hand Painted Sleigh Settee, Antiqued Blue Crackle Finish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian hand painted settee, antiqued blue crackle finish, upholstered in a linen fabric, 50/50, kiln dried hardwood, sprung decking, hand made in Los Angeles. Includes two 26" x 26"...
Category

Early 18th Century American Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Linen, Upholstery, Wood

Early 19th Century Regency Sofa after George Hepplewhite
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century Regency sofa in the manner of George Hepplewhite, the serpentine back raised over outscrolling arms above serpentine seat supported on cabriole leg terminating on ...
Category

1810s Irish Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Country House Sofa
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A fine late Regency design monumental sofa of country house proportions. The perfect combination of decadence, comfort and fine styling. Fully upholstere...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Sofas

Materials

Wood, Leather

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Sofa
Located in Southampton, NY
19th century Austrian Biedermeier sofa.
Category

19th Century European Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Birch

Early 19th Century Mahogany Regency Sofa
Located in London, GB
Early 19th century mahogany Regency sofa of exceptional timber, with carved foliate scroll arms on sabre legs with paw feet.
Category

Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Sofas

Regence Walnut Canapé
Located in Vista, CA
Regence style canapé in walnut wood. Recently upholstered.
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Walnut

An English Regency Sofa
Located in New York, NY
One could build a room around this stunning 19th-century English Regency sofa. Featuring scrolled arms, saber legs with brass claw feet, and stun...
Category

Late 19th Century English Antique Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Regency sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Regency sofas for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage sofas created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, mahogany and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Regency sofas made in a specific country, there are Europe, United Kingdom, and England pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original sofas, popular names associated with this style include Jonathan Sainsbury, Baker Furniture Company, Chesterfield, and Deangelis. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for sofas differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,822 and tops out at $37,650 while the average work can sell for $9,851.

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