How to collect late Georgian and Regency furniture

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Part of the magic of buying at auction is not knowing what delights you may come across. But with so much choice, it can be difficult to decide which piece will best suit what you already have at home.

In this guide, furniture specialist Mark Richards of Woolley & Wallis explains why beautiful pieces from the late Georgian and Regency periods are an easy way to add a touch of elegance to your rooms. Not only will this guide provide an idea of the kinds of prices and styles you can expect to see at auction, you will also discover the intricacies involved in the crafting of such opulent pieces. From colour and materials to decoration and practicality, you will soon be an expert on this period's style.

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 late Georgian and Regency furniture, click here.

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

Keen to see more? Check out these gorgeous Regency interiors seen at the Decorative Fair here.

Words: Ruby Guyler

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