Lord and Lady Mountbatten with daughters Pamela and Patricia ride along the beach at Classiebawn. Photograph © The University of Southampton Library

The family collection of the late Patricia Knatchbull, of Newhouse in Kent, who died in 2017, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on March 24th in London. (...)

There were 60 styles of chair, from Rococo  and Gothic to Chinese- inspired, but the basic shape of the Chippendale chair is the same

For many Chippendale is the classic dining chair. Thomas Chippendale’s (1718-1779) name and fame have lasted down through the centuries largely becaus(...)

Lisbon: Park bar, on the roof of a car park. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira
Weekend in . . . Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being s(...)

Berkshire ridden by Jim Cowley wins the Chesham Stakes at  Royal Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Joy instantly turned to despair at Royal Ascot on Saturday when Thomas Chippendale lost his life after winning the Hardwicke Stakes for trainer Lady C(...)