The Regency period is a transitional one for architecture, and is at once the culmination and most sophisticated expression of classical trends present for the preceding century and an era highly conscious of its own modernity. Pursuit of the exotic and eclectic was fashionable (lead in no small part by the Prince Regent himself): influences include the French Empire style, the English Gothic, Egypt, China and most of all classical Greek architecture and its associated motifs, such as the distinctive key pattern. In the interiors, there is a striking emphasis on architectural elements, with strongly accented mouldings and extensive use of crisp, linear detailing, such as reeded or incised patterns.
Some Atkey products from the Regency period can be seen in the room sets below, otherwise all or individual Regency products can be viewed by clicking on the links towards the bottom of this page. Click here to go directly to it.