Friday, 26 April 2013

Regency Snippets - Royal Furnishing

1. Large glass basins of goldfish on carved and gilded stands.

2. Toiletries and Bathroom. William Wyatt ftted at least one Bath Tub, and the royal dressing rooms held Windsor and Naples soap, tooth sponges, almond powder, eau de luce, lavender water and tortoiseshell combs.

3. 1812 - 1813. Mrs Warren Hastings had given Queen Charlotte a carved ivory sofa with a canopy of white satin which stood in the India Room among ivory armchairs fantastically gilded and carved with tigers' heads.

4. The Regent had taken Lower Lodge at Windsor as his occasional residence and it reflected his elegent taste in Chinese chintz.

Queen Charlotte by Olwen Hedlery

No comments: