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Regency Era’ – the representation and identity of the age of British opulence Reflected through classical, priceless fine arts in the grandeur of the present

The beginning of the 19th Century was a time of significant societal and cultural changes in the history of the British Empire from the reign of King George IV that sat astride the Georgian and Victorian periods. It marks the onset of the Regency Era – the golden age of arts and culture and the blossoming of aesthetical appreciation that later became recognised as the age rich in the amalgamation of highly notable civilisations. The captivating aspect of this era is that it is the portal leading into the Modern Age that harmoniously blended the classical elegance and modernity. This gives the Regency Era the distinctive originality in areas such as architecture, arts & culture, sculpture, literature, fashion and music that are full of brilliant creativity as conceived by the many savants of that period as well as the residential culture of London’s privileged class that have become the aspiration for people the world over.

The “Regency Era” architecture is abounding with so many magnificent artistic masterpieces that are distinctive and significant in their own rights. They are full of classical charm in the sense of British aristocracy that reflects the prosperity of that period. These include the Buckingham Palace in the heart of London – the official residence of the British monarch that is still used to host stately royal events; Regent Street – the lovely thoroughfare that has become a posh shopping area; and, the classically elegant Theatre Royal Haymarket with its row of distinctive white Corinthian columns and grand façade sculpted from ancient stones. The Theatre still opens its doors to the public to enjoy plays and other theatrical performances even today. All of London’s architectural landmarks mentioned have been touched by the golden hands of John Nash who is now widely recognised as the Father of Regency Era Architecture.

The creation of architectural gems in this era put heavy emphasis on opulence to mirror the lifestyle of the British landed gentry while also retaining the warmth and dignified elegance. This is evident in the understated design and decoration in white with contrasting black tones with tall windows to let in the morning’s first light. The tall archways allude to the splendor, with the floor-to-floor layered façade adding the striking elegance with their graceful embellishments of remarkable lines and designs of Regency-style wrought iron works that have withstood the test of time. The beautiful arches were also popular amongst the royalties as a mark of affluence along with the solidity and strength, yet exuding lavishness from every square inch. Therefore, the “Regency Era” architecture is an art form that through time has become a classic. This also extends to furniture and home decorations with the preference for mahogany wood which is truly a gift of nature with its warm texture and distinctive patterns in shades of red that can be worked into shapes that denote the richness of the British royalties.

 Another high fine-art form that became so popular that it is considered as another icon of the “Regency Era” is the exquisite porcelain chinaware and vases now known as “Jasperware” produced by the famous “Wedgwood” company. It has a distinctive matt surface in pastel blue contrasted with detailed relief decoration in white colour lovingly crafted by expert artisans. These artistic pieces became so popular amongst the British royalty that it has received royal permission to be called “Queen’s Ware”. Its popularity spread throughout Europe and at present it is considered to be priceless home decoration items.

Aside from fine arts, music also prospered during this period with the rise to prominence of three musical geniuses – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who wrote more than 600 lively compositions; Franz Joseph Haydn, who is considered to be the father of the symphony orchestra and string quartet; and Ludwig van Beethoven, the musical prodigy who created several immortal classical pieces that have resounded throughout the world. The attires of the nobility at the time were influenced by ancient Greeks and later became the British royalty’s fashion of the time.
The period of prosperity has also spawn literary classics penned by the great British romance author, Jane Austen, whose timeless works, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Emma” and “Sense and Sensibility”, have become the benchmarks for many budding authors enamoured with her laid-back yet entertaining style of writing. Her works have been adapted into countless plays and movies over the years as if they are the legacy that have been passed on from generation to generation over the past 200 years.

The beauty of the past has now been transported to the present through the meticulous and priceless architectural designs of the super-luxurious flagship project located on a precious piece of real estate – Baan Sansiri Pattanakarn. The project was inspired by the timeless splendour of the original Regency Era of the British Empire. The houses in white tone contrasted by black accents exudes the discreet elegance.

The impression begins with the project’s entrance arch expertly created in wrought iron, reflecting the opulence and meticulousness of the Regency lines, as well as the breathtaking landscape and the spacious main street lined with a variety of stately trees leading towards the elegant grand clubhouse that has been designed as if it is a monument to the nobility.
The classical cascading façade adds to the magnificent charm of wrought iron works that is curvaceous and flamboyant black-on-white – clean yet exuding with the classic charms of British aristocracy.
Rise above the rest with the aesthetical fine lifestyle as you sip the afternoon tea amidst the tranquil ambience of this large clubhouse surrounded by the green nature. All this is inspired by the timeless beauty of artistic creations adapted as high arts from “Jasperware” porcelainware to blend in with the pastel blue colour framed by the delicate wrought iron entrance arch.

Every detail is a strong testament to the meticulous care and attention to details, including windows and doors made even more special with eye-catching wrought iron works decorated with special Sansiri emblems and contrasted with clear glass panes surrounded by black elements. The beauty and elegance of the luxurious flagship Baan Sansiri Pattanakarn with its British heritage and the perfect incarnation of the “Regency Era” is truly a timeless masterpiece.