Regency Furniture 1809 -1815: Ackermann's Repository Series 1
I thought I'd get the New Year of 2012 off to an Ackermann's start and post the wonderful Furniture plates they published for the years 1809-1828. Back in the Regency your home fashions were just as important as your personal wardrobe so Ackermann's included nearly as many furniture plates as it did fashions in every monthly issue. I have found these images to be a wonderful treasure trove of digital inspiration and I hope you do too. My favorite of all the Furniture plates have to be the…
Regency Furniture 1816 -1822: Ackermann's Repository Series 2
Hello all and welcome back! Today I'm continuing with the 2nd of 3 posts regarding Regency Furniture plates that were published in Ackermann's Repository in the early 1800's. These plates from Ackermann's 2nd series were from 1816 to 1822. 1822 Fashionable Furniture Plate 9 from Ackermann's Repository Series 2 Volume 13 Ackermann's Description for the above Furniture Plate Ackermann's Repository was a popular British publication during the Regency era and was in production from 1809-1828. It…
Anonymous, French, 18th century | Design for a Canopy Bed | The Met
Anonymous, French, 18th century. Design for a Canopy Bed, ca. 1760–1780. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949 (49.50.174) | During the 17th and 18th century more and more attention was paid to the design of canopy beds. The sculpted turtle doves on top of the baldachin indicate that this design may have been meant for the bedroom of a newly wedded couple.
Anonymous, French, 18th century | Design for a Canopy Bed | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The canopy bed played an essential role in every nobleman’s bedroom. Not only did it afford privacy but, especially in the more northern parts of Europe, the rich draperies also played an important part in keeping the temperature agreeable