ROYAL treasures are being brought back to Brighton from Buckingham Palace after 182 years.

A total of 150 pieces of art and furniture which were taken to the capital by Queen Victoria when she sold the Royal Pavilion to Brighton will return to their original home to be shown off while the palace has a £369 million renovation.

Visitors to the Royal Pavilion will be able to see a range of items including a French-designed “Rock Clock” and a porcelain pagoda taken from the music room, as well as a selection of French, English, Chinese and Japanese elements taken from the saloon.

Caroline de Guitaut, senior curator of decorative arts at the Royal Collection Trust, said: “Our plans include a major loan of some of these extraordinary works of art to be returned to Brighton Pavilion, to be situated within the interiors that were originally created for them under George IV.”

All the items were originally acquired by the Prince Regent, who later became King George IV, to be placed in his Brighton residence.

It will take six weeks to complete the move and the collection will then be on display for the public next year.

David Beevers, keeper of the Royal Pavilion, said: “We are thrilled to have so many pieces which were commissioned by George IV for the Royal Pavilion to be on display here.

“They are beautiful items with a wonderful history linking them to the Pavilion. We are so grateful to the Royal Collection Trust for giving us this opportunity to display them in their original setting as they were nearly 200 years ago.”

With his love of visual arts and fascination with the mythical orient, George IV set about lavishly furnishing and decorating his seaside home after he had it built.

He especially chose Chinese ceramics mounted in France and England with gilt-bronze mounts, Chinese export porcelain and furniture, and English and European furniture in exotic styles.

But the contents of the Pavilion were moved to London by Queen Victoria in 1847 when the residence was sold to the town of Brighton.

Tim Knox, director of the Royal Collection, said: “Decanting an entire wing of an historic building on the scale of Buckingham Palace is a huge undertaking and requires meticulous planning.

“We are delighted that up to 150 items will return on loan to Brighton’s Royal Pavilion next summer so that visitors can enjoy these extraordinary works in their original home.”

The items are being moved from Buckingham Palace’s East wing.

The renovation works at the palace will take ten years.