Antique Regency and William IV furniture originates from 1811 – 1837. Regency and William IV furniture used predominantly mahogany and occasionally rosewood. Regency and William IV furniture was plain, slender and elegant. Brass was used for decoration, rosewood and zebrawood veneers were used for a striking look. French polishing came into vogue around 1810 and allowed for smoother shinier finishes which suited the new elegant pieces. Very popular pieces in the period were tilt top dining tables and pillared extendable tables. The sofa table and drum table were well liked as were pedestal sideboards and pedestal card tables with lion paw feet. The most popular chair was the sabre leg chair, sometimes with a rope twist carved back.