Regency Revisited

June 9 2009, 3:02pm

In Regency Redux by Emily Evans Eerdmans (New York, 2008) various 20th century interpretations of the Regency style, from “the Napoleonic to the Classical Moderne to the present, are explored.”1 Clean lines combined with the flair of French Empire style resulted in glamorous and luxurious interiors in the homes of the Hollywood haut monde, achieved by pairing contemporary and antique design elements.

Interestingly, in the book there appears a chair very similar to a fine pair of carved silver-gilt Rococo single chairs, probably from Genoa circa 1760, in our collection (left). The chair can be seen in situ in a photo of a fashionable “Hollywood Regency” interior designed by Jack Woolf for fellow decorator James Pendleton’s home (right).
We’re excited by this find and continue to investigate the provenance of our chairs and any connection they have to the homes of Hollywood.

1 Eerdmans, Emily Evans. Regency Redux. New York: Rizzoli, 2008.