Joan Smith: Talk of the Town

Daphne Ingleside’s visit to her Aunt Effie in London was meant to add a little spark to her placid country life. And it did–once the two women decided to write Effie’s memoirs. For Effie, a … Continue

Regency Advertisements: Crates of Earthenware

This ad appeared in La Belle Assemblee in 1807. I found a wealth of interesting 19th century objects at http://www.antiquepottery.co.uk in looking for a good earthenware picture.  Worth a perusal.  I particularly love the commemorative … Continue

Regency Culture and Society: A Woman in Want of Pockets

                        Gentle readers, you are probably already aware of the deep gender divide around pockets.  If you are not, check out this link for … Continue

Regency Hot Spots: Wigley’s Royal Promenade Rooms

                      The Picture of London, for 1804, Etc The Picture of London for 1820 Wigley’s like many museums of the era, was devoted to exhibitions … Continue

Regency Household: A Boudoir Table and an Episcopal Chair

In what sounds like the opening line of a bad joke, the November 1825 issue of Ackermann’s Repository featured the fashionable furniture combination of an Episcopal Chair and a Table for a Boudoir.  There is … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: Dandy, Macaroni, Pink and Bond Street Beaux

Regency Reader Question Katherine MS What is the difference between a A dandy, macaroni, pink of the ton? Source of Question Research Additional comments Maybe Bond Street Beaux also? Thanks for the question Katherine!  I … Continue