Thornhill Galleries offers a broad selection of period Regency fireplaces. Following on from the Georgian period, Regency style expanded the classicism of the former. Napoleon's expeditions in Egypt extended the design palette from the already popular Greek and Roman classical motifs and added to it Egyptian inspiration and elements of French Rococo design. The Prince Regent himself was a patron of the arts whose tastes influenced and inspired the fashions of the day. Despite flamboyance in other elements of interior design, chimneypieces tended to be more elegant and simple with a focus on classicism and the natural world with subtle embellishments. With similar focus on entertaining to the Georgians, Regency mantelpieces tended to become more excessive depending on the size of the room in which they were placed, meaning that the fire surround would always have been the center of Regency social life. For more information on our antique Regency fireplaces, please get in touch.