Hilltop History – The Historic Sideboard That Brought Visitors To Shaftesbury

Bob Kelley tells the story of a unique and very valuable piece of furniture, which was once used to promote Shaftesbury.

“Gerard Robertson of Newcastle had taken six years in the 1860s to carve this extraordinary masterpiece, the Chevy Chase sideboard,” Bob recalls.

The Chevy Chase sideboard

The antique has since been exported to the USA.