Clive Taylor

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Victoria Building, VB223

+44 (0) 1772 89 5185

Clive Taylor is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Fashion at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he teaches and helps post graduate students to study for a Master of Arts degree in Antiques. Outside of UCLan Clive works as an Antiques Research Consultant and part time Auctioneer providing advice and support to his national and international clients

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Clive has over 20 years’ experience in the antiques industry, he is a Fellow of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, and an expert in the field of Georgian period mechanical and metamorphic furniture. He takes a keen interest in the UK and European decorative arts market and his work has been quoted and published in several business and academic articles and journals. He maintains his knowledge of antiques by researching, identifying and valuing items on a daily basis and he is a regular guest speaker on the subject. Alongside his career in the arts Clive also provides business management and consulting services where he has held the position of Senior Vice President of a US-based information technology research company and has served as a Non-Executive Director of the UK’s National Health Service. His qualifications include:

M.A. (Distinction) Antiques, University of Central Lancashire, 2009
B.Sc. (Hons.) Engineering, University of Aston in Birmingham, 1977

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Taylor, C. (2009) The Regency Period Metamorphic Library Chair University of Central Lancashire. MA Final Year Dissertation.

Taylor, C. (2010) The Metamorphic Library Chair The Private Library Journal, Sixth Series, Volume 3:3, ISSN 0032-8898

Taylor, C. (2010) Southport Auctions Catalogue Southport Auctions, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, Southport PR8 0DZ

Taylor, C. (2013) Regency Style (1790 – 1820) Mallett, Retrieved from


Research Activities

Antiques Research: Researching Antiques: Definitions, Target Audiences and Research Methods

The Antiques Trade: UK Regional Auction Houses: An Market Analysis Including Specialisations

Antique Furniture: Georgian Mechanical Furniture: Patent Furniture of the 18th Century


Definition: Identifying the characteristics of an antique to improve the industry definition

Methodology: Developing guidelines for those engaged in antiques research projects

Market Sizing: Identifying and reviewing recent art and antiques market sizing assumptions

Collecting: Assembling information relating to 18th century furniture patents

External Affiliations and Roles

Member of The Georgian Society

Member of The Capable Core

Member of The Furniture History Society