More is more! Why did the Georgians design multi-purpose furniture?

By Daisy Watson “It is the fashion of the present day, to resort to a number of contrivances for making one piece of furniture serve many purposes” Thomas Martin, The New Circle of the Mechanical Arts, 1819 The ingenious cabinet-makers of the Georgian period produced various multi-purpose pieces of furniture that were as beautiful as […]

Georgian Manor Houses and their role in the luxury furniture trade

Post by Daisy Watson A brief and sweeping history of the Georgian and Regency style The Georgian era of design, the dominant style of the 18th Century, has become one of the most admired of all historical periods, defined by its consistency of character, order, logic, and elegance. It is a style that can be divided […]

Georgian Furniture Style Guide

Georgian Furniture Style Guide

Nicholas Wells Antiques specialises in 18th and 19th-century European furniture, and we pride ourselves on having an expert eye for spotting those unique, exceptional quality pieces. In particular, we think that the Georgian period produced some of the finest examples of furniture design. What makes Georgian furniture interesting, is the immense variety of styles that […]