This fall Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the life of acclaimed Massachusetts cabinetmaker Nathan Lombard (1777-1847) with a new exhibit, Delightfully Designed-The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard, on display October 19, 2013 through May 4, 2014. The OSV exhibit represents the largest reunion of Nathan Lombard's furniture since it left his workshop in the early 1800s.
Many of the 15 Lombard pieces in the new exhibit are from private collections and are rarely on public view. Others are on loan from museums and will travel great distances to be part of the exhibit. Old Sturbridge Village is one of 11 institutions taking part in Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a year-long collaborative project to celebrate the Bay State's legacy of furniture-making through exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures and publications. Visit www.fourcenturies.org.