George IV was born in 1762. He acted as Prince Regent from 1811 to
1820. As king of Great Britain he died in 1830. The furniture style
follows closely on from the neo-classical Georgian furniture style with
a new interest in the heritage of Egyptian furniture.
Regency furniture style elements are: rosettes, masks, metal paw feet on legs of chairs and tables,
loose-ring handles, some with lion masks.
Brass was used for decoration, rosewood and
zebrawood veneers were used for a striking look.
Mahogany was still the wood of choice for most furniture makers.