THOMAS MOLESWORTH | A RARE GAMES TABLE
50,000 - 70,000 USD
A RARE GAMES TABLE
burled fir, original turquoise and rust leather, original hammered brass tacks, patinated metal
29½ in. (74.9 cm) high
35⅛ in. (89.2 cm) diameter
Overall in very good original condition. The central burled wood pier presents with strong and dynamic figuring to the wood grain. The wood with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, dents and light wear consistent with age and use. The wood has an incredibly tactile natural surface with open fissures and burls within the grain that enhance the character and complexity of the piece. With an octagonal metal base plate on the underside of the foot in very good condition with very minor wear. The original leather is in very good condition and displays a rich and vibrant turquoise coloration with earthy rust-colored fringe trim. The leather with some scattered surface scratches, abrasions, minor discolorations and minor impressions and dents consistent with age and use. All the fringe is in very good condition and is fully intact with some gentle curling which just adds to the textured effect. A rare and important work with great scale and proportions and a very rich and complementary color palette.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
J Bar 9 Ranch, Cody, Wyoming, circa 1938
Wally Reber and Paul Fees, Interior West: The Craft & Style of Thomas Molesworth, Cody, Wyoming, 1989, p. 13 (for a related burl-mounted games table)