Royal Brighton Pavilion Matchstick Architectural Model by Bernard Martell

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Made in the 1960s from over 40,000 matchsticks by Bernard Martell. The artist spent over 1700 hours meticulously reproducing the architectural splendor of the Brighton Royal Pavilion in a 1:100 scale model. It was first exhibited at Marlborough House and then for many years alongside the Pavilion, in the town of Brighton, England.

The Royal Pavilion was built as seaside palace for King George IV by the architect John Nash in the Anglo-Raj style, very much in vogue in the English Regency period with its domes, minarets and intricate embellishments, inspired by the architecture in Colonial India. The building with its lavishly decorated interiors was finally completed in 1823 and remains very much intact to this day due to ongoing important preservation work.

This stunning and rare architectural model is presented in a custom-made glass case and mounted on a black lacquered Parsons table.
Details
Creator
Bernard Martell (Artist)
In the Style Of
Anglo Raj
Place of Origin
England
Date of Manufacture
1960s
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Glass
Wood
Condition
Good
Dimensions
46 in. H x 40 in. W x 19 in. D
117 cm H x 102 cm W x 48 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU153123223392
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