Historic New England furniture “In Plain Sight” at Peabody Essex Museum

Nov 20, 2014

Two highlights from Historic New England’s furniture collection are featured in In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould, now on view at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

The exhibition examines the career of Salem cabinetmaker Nathaniel Gould both before and during the American Revolution. Among the twenty pieces of his furniture on display are a mahogany bombé chest and an armchair on loan from Historic New England.

Shown above with the chest, Historic New England Senior Curator of Collections Nancy Carlisle was one of the guests at a preview for the exhibition.

In Plain Sight is on view through March 29, 2015.

This is the final exhibition presented as part of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a collaborative project between eleven institutions that celebrates furniture made in the Bay State.