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    Thomas Molesworth (American, 1877-1977)
    Bench from Old Lodge, Glenwood Springs, CO, circa 1935
    Fir, leather, brass tacks
    36-1/2 x 82-1/4 x 24 inches (92.7 x 208.9 x 61.0 cm)


    Old Lodge for George Sumers, Glenwood Springs, CO;
    Dr. and Mrs. George S. Bayoud, by acquisition of Old Lodge, circa 1985
    Christie's, New York, Furnishing of Thomas Molesworth's Old Lodge for George Summers, June 7, 1995;
    Private Collection, Oklahoma,
    Acquired directly from the above

    George Sumers was a prominent New York stockbroker who purchased over 500 acres in Colorado, commissioning Thomas Molesworth to made all the furnishings for the lodge. The extensive project, which included doors, cabinets and small details, alongside the furniture, would be arguably Molesworth's most important commission and the best example of his approach as artist and designer.

    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*: Overall good appearance, structurally sound frame with original stretchers, rails running from back legs to front replaced prior to 1995, scattered scuffs and nicks consistent with age and use, with some stable age-related splitting including to legs and back stiles; upholstery original with craquelure throughout and with some minor scuffs, a few localized tears, and areas of water staining.
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