Friday Features: Finding the Regency in the V&A Museum


This Friday Feature spotlights the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, an amazing place to discover art and design. While on other business earlier in May, Samantha had a chance to sneakily stop by and explore all the Regency-related exhibitions—and take about four hundred close-ups of chair legs for Jenny to reference.

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I kid you not. This is a ‘Trafalgar’ chair (c. 1810).

In addition to its impressive collection of shiny items from the Regency (you can find out about them here), the V&A has a wonderful Fashion Gallery featuring all sorts of goodies from the Regency, and beyond. Samantha got rather snappy happy, and tapped into the museum’s free Wifi to spam Jenny and Melody with her discoveries. Here are some of her favourites:

A gorgeous walking dress (1817-20), for all your outdoor needs.

A gorgeous walking dress (1817-20), for all your outdoor needs.

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With matching boots (c. 1815)!

And something for the gentlemen: a stunning riding coat and waistcoat (c. 1790).

And something for the gentlemen: a stunning riding coat and waistcoat (c. 1790).

So if you’re ever in London and have a free morning/afternoon/week, you might like to drop by the V&A Museum and see those coats and dresses and chair legs for yourself!

(And the chocolate brownie was divine, too.)

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One thought on “Friday Features: Finding the Regency in the V&A Museum

  • I REALLY want to visit this museum now. The riding coat/waistcoat is my favorite (probably because who doesn’t have a thing for Regency-era gentlemen?).

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