Newbury Furniture

Highlights from Historic New England’s Collection

Narrated by Nancy Carlisle

By the end of the eighteenth century, furniture making in Newbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts, rivaled the production of other better-known New England furniture centers. The following video highlights thirteen pieces from Historic New England’s collection of Newbury and Newburyport furniture made in these towns from the mid-eighteenth through the early nineteenth centuries.

Nancy Carlisle is senior curator of collections for Historic New England. She has worked in museums for more than twenty years and received her master’s degree in early American culture from the Winterthur Museum and University of Delaware.

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