THOMAS MOLESWORTH | TABLE LAMP
15,000 - 20,000 USD
the shade executed by Leonard R. Foss
burled fir, hide shade with leather roping and painted decoration
23½ in. (59.7 cm) high
16½ in. (41.9 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The wood with some scattered extremely minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and gentle use. The brass fitting with a minor discoloration, only visible when the shade is not assembled. The shade is original and in very good condition with some scattered minor discolorations consistent with age and gentle handling, and with a minor loss to the leather along the bottom border near one of the corners. When viewed firsthand, the painted decoration displays a harmonious and complementary palette of pale dusty pink, sky blue, rust, and pale grey.
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.
Kalif Shrine Reading Room, Sheridan, Wyoming, circa 1940