Prehen House, 18th Century Irish Georgian Manor House 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 into two main groups. The earliest phase belongs to the

Post by Daisy Watson It has been often stated that ‘Irish history is valuable’ and therefore, so too are its decorative arts. The often unpredictable market for Irish Regency mirrors and the high prices it can fetch are due not only to their visual beauty but also to their scarcity of supply. With only three flint glass factories existing in the 1780s in comparison to sixty in England, the most

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 emerge throughout the period. From the years 1714 to 1830, over a century, we see

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