1827 Highbury College, South West Front, London. Regency Era London Places. … Continue reading →
1813 Picture Of London via Google Books (PD-180)
The 1813 Picture Of London includes places such as The Queen’s Palace, or, Buckingham House, The House of Lords, The Admiralty, The Guildhall, The Royal Exchange, the Horse Guards, or, War Office, The Bank Of England, The East India House, Newgate Prison, and the Westminster Bridge.Continue reading →
“Beau” Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840)
- Iconic figure of the Regency Era in England.
- Friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV.
- Champion of understated but perfectly fitted and tailored bespoke garments.
1840 ca. Yew Games Table, English.
This Games table from circa 1840 has a rotating top veneered in burr yew which opens to reveal an oval baize playing surface with a burr yew surround.
A pull-out frieze drawer has playing surfaces for backgammon and chess.Continue reading →
1804 Views of Modern London By Richard Phillips. Spectacular Regency London via Google Books (PD-180)Continue reading →
A Regency Era Christmas time tradition.Continue reading →
The custom was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant who wanted ordinary people to become more interested in the new ‘Public Post Office’.
With his artist friend John Horsley, they designed the first card and sold them for 1 shilling each.Continue reading →