Posted by Inko on July 14, 1997 at 23:00:35:
In reply to Longing for, and an almost irrational preference for the period posted by Amy on July 14, 1997 at 13:32:32
] It's true that mores were more sensible and dress not so confining. I find myself thinking with disparagement about other eras, too, in comparison, including my own.
I have always loved the Regency, especially the architecture, furniture, colour schemes--though not necessarily the dresses or hair styles. As a historical era I think it's one of the most interesting because it's right after the revolutions in U.S. and France, during the Industrial revolution, and before the horrible restrictiveness of the Victorians. Yes, if I had to choose a historical era in which to live, it would be the Regency.
As it is, we can still enjoy their furniture, architecture, and colours. We have several copies of regency furniture, and found an Adams loveseat at auction many years ago. Also have a collection of Wedgwood which was going full tilt at that time. So, I guess, I rather like having all the modern conveniences (especially air conditioning at the moment!)and yet being able to collect some things from the Regency as well!
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