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Victorian Antiques Buying Guide

Victorian Times

Victorian style is the name of British fashion, architecture, and the applied arts trends emerged in the second half of the 19th century. Named after Queen Victoria who held the throne from 1837 to 1901, this style is deemed as a balancing act between traditions and reforms. Victorian antiques are as unique as Her Majesty herself. They masterly blend visual aspects of the bygone eras and technological advances.

It is common to divide the Victorian period into three stages:

• Early Victorian period (1837-1851);

• Mid-Victorian period (1851-1875);

• Late Victorian period (1875-1901).

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