Georgian Era

The period and style in England under four successive kings named George, from 1714 and 1830, including the Regency era (1811-20). Georgian architecture and furnishings combine classical, Renaissance and Baroque elements.

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Refers to the style in architecture, interior design, and decorative arts in Britain and Ireland and spread to the United States during the reigns of George I to George IV, between 1714 and 1830. Some authors omit the reign of George IV and refer to the period ca.1790 to 1830 as Regency. Though Classical forms and motifs dominate, the style encompasses Renaissance and Rococo forms as well as a range of Neoclassical styles such as Pompeiian Revival and Etruscan style.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021048. The J. Paul Getty Trust.