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The Royal Pavilion at Brighton
George’s Royal Pavilion at Brighton serves as the best-known monument to the Regency Style. This seaside palace underwent various transformations at the hands of four architects. Henry Holland oversaw the renovation of the original farmhouse, which was renamed the “Marine Pavilion” and a further enlargement in 1801-4. William Porden built the stables and Riding House, and John Nash supervised the rebuilding of the now Royal Pavilion from 1815 through 1823, guided by George’s stylistic flights of fancy. Two gifted interior decorators, Robert Jones and Frederick Crace, devised the exotically oriental interiors, acting on George’s enthusiasm for chinoiserie.
Morley, John. The Making of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton: Designs
and Drawings. Boston: Godine, 1984. (3-MAV+ 86-2162)
Musgrave, Clifford. Royal Pavilion: A Study in the Romantic. Brighton:
Bredon & Heginbothom, 1951. (MQWK)
Roberts, Henry David. A History of the Royal Pavilion, with
an account of its original furniture and decoration. London: Country Life, 1939.
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Brighton: Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery
and Museums, 1976.