Architectural components from the British Regency period remain remarkably relevant in present day design plans. Perhaps the easiest examples in the world of a luxury stone purveyor, such as Materials Marketing, are Regency fireplaces. Let’s set the stage for this post with a bit of historical reference.

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The Prince Regent

The “Regent,” for our purpose today, refers to the child ruler of England in the early 19th century who was placed, by historical quirk of fate, in a very unique situation. In 1811, King George III, his father, was judged incompetent. Therefore, his young son, as the Prince of Wales, was compelled to “rule” in his place as the Prince Regent until the King’s death. In 1820 that young man became King George IV.

Regents Park

Regent’s Park

The influence of the “child who became King” on English culture, art, and fashion remains and is aptly exemplified in London’s daily life by The Regent’s Park shown above. In terms of architecture and planning, the redoubtable John Nash cast a long shadow of influence over the period and style. His work at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Buckingham Palace in London, and elsewhere rightfully place him and his elegant light touch in rarified air.

As discussed previously in this space by Ms. Tiffany Peck, Regency fireplaces are “fairly simple in outline and profile yielding a clean uncomplicated piece. The mantel is relatively thin projecting further at the sides to accommodate the mantel clocks and candlesticks that were part of the décor from this historical period. Although polished white or black marble might have been the traditional stone of choice, Regency re-dux often features the selection of lighter toned limestones.”  

In conclusion, Materials Marketing has the intellectual property and unique skill sets required to help you produce your very own Regency fireplace. Stop by and visit one of the fine company showrooms for the assistance that you need. Thanks for reading!