How to buy an antique wardrobe

Linda Brobbin of Nimbus Antiques in Derbyshire explains what to look for when hunting for an antique wardrobe

There's something magical about a wardrobe. Like Lucy in C.S. Lewis' classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, there feels like there could be whole worlds to discover, especially if it's an antique one.

In this downloadable guide Linda Brobbin of Nimbus Antiques in Derbyshire explains what best to look for when buying your own mystical antique wardrobe. From avoiding tricksy drawers and doors to manoeuvring bulky pieces through doorways, Linda reveals how to avoid any major wardrobe malfunctions. We can't promise any trips to Narnia, but the decorative charm and ornate design of these classic pieces can certainly lend an elegant touch to any home. 

Cut-out-and-keep guides such as this one are featured in every issue of Homes & Antiques, giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, we feature the guides in the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly page.

To download and print your guide to buying an antique wardrobe, click here.

First published in Homes & Antiques' May 2016 issue. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here

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