Everyone loves a good historical mystery (especially those in the Antiques trade). The Bee has a short article on the story of Salem, MA cabinet maker Nathaniel Gould. Working from a single signed example, Kemble Widmer has studied Gould for 20 years. His research is indicative of the time, effort, and passion required to unveil the facts of early Americana.
Some of Gould’s work remains on view at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, through to the end of April.
Examples and details follow.