The Regency Period

The Regency Period By Hannah Crouthamel in Furniture Designers The English Regency period in decorative arts covers more than the nine years from 1811 to 1820 when George, Prince of Wales, (the Prince Regent) took over from his ailing father King George III.  Most authorities categorize the Regency period,...

George Hepplewhite and His Widow Alice

George Hepplewhite and His Widow Alice By Hannah Crouthamel on Jul 21 in Furniture Designers Had it not been for Alice Hepplewhite, the widow of George, it is doubtful that anyone would be aware of this 18th century English cabinetmaker.  After George’s death in 1786, Alice complied a catalog of...

Thomas Chippendale and his Designs

Chippendale and all that By Hannah Crouthamel on Jul 14  in Furniture Designers Thomas Chippendale – Background Born in 1718, Chippendale became a master carver and cabinet maker at an early age. Gifted with a rare eye for design and technique, his workshop in London became a highly successful undertaking....