The Pioneer of Western Design

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Thomas Molesworth, were he alive today, 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. < BR>

Baker & Taylor
A definitive study of pioneering designer Thomas Molesworth, creator of the Shoshone Furniture Company, traces his important influence on the evolution of the Western Design movement, covering all areas of Molesworth's work and his trademark use of vivid colors, silhouettes, and Native American motifs in his furniture.

Book News
Thomas Molesworth (d. 1977) founded the Shoshone Furniture Company in Cody, Wyoming and created an influential legacy of design and craftsmanship, not only in furniture, but also in fabric, metalwork, and accessories found in homes, ranches, and hotels and other public buildings. His themes and materials are distinctly Western, incorporating Native American motifs and features that reflect the rustic qualities of life in the West. This oversize volume (11x13") showcases his work in full-page color photos (by W. Garth Dowling) and text by Terryb Winchell, a long-established antiques dealer in Wyoming and an authority on Thomas Molesworth furniture. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586855086
Branch Call Number: 749.092 W7213m 2005
Characteristics: 233 p. : col. ill.; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Molesworth, Thomas 1890-1977

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