THOMAS MOLESWORTH | SOFA
the reverse of the cushions with Chimayo wool weaving (not illustrated)
burled fir, half-pole trim, red and black leather upholstery, Chimayo wool weaving, hammered brass tacks
29 x 85 x 35 in. (73.7 x 215.9 x 88.9 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and dents consistent with age and use. The wood with some occasional irregularities and separations to the grain, which is typical of inland fir and most of which were filled in at the time of production. The middle, proper left vertical pole on the backrest with a small surface loss to the upper edge of the pole; the middle, proper right pole also with a small surface loss. 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 occasional very minor surface scratches or abrasions and some minor creasing consistent with gentle use. The proper right armrest with some stray black marks towards the back edge, not visually distracting. The proper left armrest with one small black mark, also not visually distracting. The Chimayo wool weavings are in very good stable condition. All of the cushion loops are in very good stable 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