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Thomas Molesworth was truly a pioneer of western design. Were he alive today he would be both proud and amazed at the influence his Shoshone Furniture Company and the Cody artists’ colony he inspired would have on his old hometown and the Western Design movement seventy-two years after he started producing furniture. Based on nearly two decades of buying, selling, pursuing, and researching Molesworth furniture, Terry Winchell has created a definitive book that covers all spectrums of Molesworth’s work, including the influence of the other artists who made his style unique, as well as stylistically and financially successful. The fact that Molesworth’s furniture career spanned thirty-plus years speaks for itself. An excellent guide for collectors of Molesworth’s work, this book is also an invaluable resource for fans of the Western Design movement.
Chapters cover Molesworth’s career, education, and the development of his furniture company.