England is renowned for the origins of Chippendale furniture. Thomas Chippendale, trained in England as a carpenter, created one of the most influential design movements of the 18th century. This dining chair is in the Chippendale style with the ornate lines and exotic silhouette.
With a blending of the decorative arts and social history, this book is an important visual resource of luxurious period table settings. It would be a major resource for someone who would want to re-create the Downton table setting.
The Knole Sofa dates to 17th century England as one of the first designs of sofas. The height of the arms and back was originally intended to prevent draughts and, some say, to thwart servants curious about the "elicit affairs" of the Lord and Lady. In Downton Abbey, a Knole is placed in the sitting area of the library.
The Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" Dinnerware Collection is reminiscent of the old English bone china patterns. It's sure to add an aristocratic edge to any table setting.
This antique, Louis XVI, French-style, gold gilt armchair is a perfect example of the garnered Edwardian taste. It would be found in the Downton estate drawing room with its formal gilt finish.
This remake of a 19th century Rococo iron and crystal chandelier would be an elegant addition to a Downton-inspired interior.
This is an exquisite pair of porcelain vases mounted as lamps and decorated with colorful flowers and gilt scrolling foliage. Place a large fringe or scalloped lamp shade on top to finish the English beauty.
Custom drapery is an important detail within any Edwardian interior. The damask curtains often matched the wallcoverings or, as in the case of Lady Mary's room, the bed linens.
Lady Mary's bedroom wallpaper is made of rich hues of reds and blush pinks. This vibrant combination emulates her strong and sensual character that the viewers are so entranced by.
Vanity is an important aspect in the English lifestyle of the Edwardian period. In order to keep up one's appearance, there must be an equally attractive floor-length mirror.
Similar to the bedding in Lady Mary's room, this ensemble with an elegant, traditional design adds an air of classic opulence to almost any bedroom.
This reproduction, Chippendale-style writing desk is a must for Edwardian lifestyle, as it can be used as both a dressing table and a place to scribe letters to loved ones at war.