Great job of the dining table but what about some chairs?

Patrick Coleman continues the fascinating account of his father’s life as head butler at Chatsworth House for decades.

RETURNING to Chatsworth after the month-long stay at Lismore in Ireland, my dad Harry (re-christened Henry by the Duke) did not have his relations to help (or to torment) him in the pantry but was assisted by – at most – two footmen and two cooks. There, he served the great and the good for nearly five decades…


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