Princess – Regency Style – 1810-1835
The Regency era circa 1795 to 1840 was noted in history for its elegance and achievements in the fine arts and architecture and some say excesses by the aristocracy. Under the then Prince Regent later to become King George IV his era encompassed a time of great social, political, and even economic change. With it upper class society flourished in a sort of 'mini renaissance' of culture and refinement.
An instigator of this style was John Nash who designed the Regency terraces of Regent's Park and Regent Street in London. Excellent examples of Regency properties dominate Brighton and Hove in East Sussex; in particular in its Kemp Town and Brunswick (Hove) estates. In London itself there are many streets in the style in the areas around Victoria, Pimlico, Mayfair and other central districts. The town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire also provides many fine examples of Regency architecture and makes the claim to be "the most complete regency town in England". The Cheltenham Synagogue is judged by Nikolaus Pevsner to be one of the architecturally "best" non-Anglican religious buildings in Britain. Good illustrations of the Regency style can also be seen in Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, particularly in parts of The Parade, Clarendon Square and Landsdowne Circus.
The elegance and lightness of touch that dominated the Regency period in the early 19th Century are perfectly reproduced in the original and now iconic 'Princess' brand.
We have created a Collection of products all hand crafted and forged or cast from premium grade solid brass, covering door handles, knobs, bathroom furniture, window fittings and a range of accessories and entrance door furniture.
As was common in this Architectural period most of the Princess products are face fixed to the door with exposed screw heads (fittings are supplied). All door knobs and levers are sold in pairs but they can be ordered singularly if specifically required. Knobs are left unsprung and levers are sprung, unless otherwise requested.
All Princess products are available in our extensive range of surface patinations. See our Finishes page to find out more.
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