Old Sturbridge Village Collectors' Forum October 19:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Delightfully Designed: Massachusetts Decorative Furniture

Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard, with a day-long Collectors' Forum on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., featuring noted scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and enthusiasts. The Forum will explore Nathan Lombard's story, examine his inlay and construction techniques, and will put his work within the context of cabinetmaking in Massachusetts during the Early Republic.

Speakers include Brock Jobe, professor of American decorative arts, Winterthur Museum; Old Sturbridge Village Trustee Norm Abram, host of the New Yankee Workshop and master carpenter of This Old House; decorative arts scholar and Old Sturbridge Village Trustee Jane Nylander, who is also the former president of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England); Jim Donahue, president and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village; Christie Jackson, curator of decorative arts at Old Sturbridge Village; conservators Marylou Davis and Melissa Carr; independent scholar Clark Pearce; and artisans from the North Bennet Street School.

Forum attendees receive museum admission and may also tour the new Nathan Lombard exhibit.  The Old Sturbridge Village Forum is open to the public; cost is $80 per person; $65 for OSV members; optional lunch: $20 per person. For details and to register: www.osv.org/antiques, 800-SEE-1830.


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