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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | PAIR OF CLUB CHAIRS

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 USD

THOMAS MOLESWORTH | PAIR OF CLUB CHAIRS

THOMAS MOLESWORTH | PAIR OF CLUB CHAIRS

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,500

USD

THOMAS MOLESWORTH

PAIR OF CLUB CHAIRS


circa 1938

fir, red and black leather upholstery, Chimayo wool weaving, hammered brass tacks

31½ x 27 x 34¾ in. (80 x 68.6 x 88.3 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces throughout both chairs with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, dents and discolorations consistent with age and use.  The fir with some occasional irregularities and separations to the wood grain, which is typical of inland fir and most of which were filled in by the artist at the time of production. Each of the chairs with very slightly more surface wear concentrated to the horizontal rails of the backrests and to the tops of the left and right rear poles consistent with age and use. The proper right vertical armrest support on one chair with a few small losses to the wood towards the bottom edge. The other chair with a small loss to the wood on the proper right vertical armrest support below the lower screw measuring approximately 1 inch wide, not visually distracting. The proper left vertical armrest support of the same chair with some small surface losses to the wood below the lower screw and with some separation to the wood grain above it. The seat cushions and back cushions are fully upholstered on both sides, with one side upholstered in leather and the other in Chimayo wool, and are reversible. The leather has been sensitively replaced in a manner consistent with the artist’s intent and is in very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and occasional minor discolorations consistent with age and use. The leather side of the back cushions with some impressions resulting from contact with the vertical fir poles. The Chimayo wool weavings are in very good stable condition.The backrest fasteners are stable and in good condition.


 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