During the Regency period it was fashionable to copy the classical furniture of the Roman and Greek times. Furniture had stopped evolving in design and had moved back to classical forms. The designers who represented this period were:
Thomas Hope (1770-1831)
George Smith (1804-28)
Henry Holland (1745 - 1806)
George IV had a major influence over the furniture makers of the time.
This period saw the introduction of brass to wood from the previous marquetry that had been originally used. The sofa table was also introduced.
The main features of the Regency priod furniture were their simplicity, with straight, unbroken surfaces and lines.