The Georgian era refers to the period between 1714 and 1837 in the United Kingdom when King George I, II, III, to King George IV reigned. During this period, furniture, ceramics, silver, and other decorative arts were produced in a style that is now referred to as Georgian.
This style of antiques is characterised by its strong design influences, such as the use of flowing rococo, chinoiserie, gothic and neo-classical Greek, Roman and Egyptian motifs, and its use of luxurious materials such as mahogany, satinwood, bronze and marble. Key designers and cabinet makers of the period include William Kent, Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton, and George Bullock
The furniture of this period is often characterised by its simple lines and elegant curves, and its use of inlaid woods and brass ornaments. The ceramics produced during this period were often brightly coloured and decorated with intricate designs, while silverware was often intricately crafted and decorated with intricate engravings.
Antiques of this period are highly sought after by collectors and are considered to be the pinnacle of elegance of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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