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Cabinetmaker Nathan Lombard

This event is presented by an affiliate institution. Delightfully designed and intricately inlaid, the furniture of Nathan Lombard stands out among the rich traditions of cabinetmaking in rural Massachusetts during the Early Republic. His furniture has a vitality and charm that easily captures the eye even today, with inlays of charismatic eagles, elaborate vines, floral motifs, and unusual features. Lombard’s inlays are what set him apart from his fellow rural craftsmen, yet, he was not working in isolation; he was part of a tradition of talented, local cabinetmakers. New discoveries – including family narratives, early daguerreotype images, and personal family artifacts –help bring the Lombard family to life.  Hand in hand with celebrating his furniture, this lecture will explore Nathan Lombard the cabinetmaker, father, and community member, giving us a glimpse of life as a cabinetmaker in New England. A Nathan Lombard exhibit will be on view at Old Sturbridge Village from October 19th, 2013 to May 4th, 2014.
Presented by Christie Jackson, Curator of Decorative Arts, Old Sturbridge Village

May 15, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Colony Historical Society, Historical Hall, first floor
66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780
Free and open to the public.