Thomas Molesworth Wrought Iron Burro Stand

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Offered here for your consideration is a Thomas Molesworth wrought iron burro stand, originally built as an ashtray stand. Thomas C. Molesworth was an American furniture designer who was a significant figure in the creation of a distinctly Western style of furniture and accessories, using hides, horn and natural wood. He furnished Eisenhower’s den, the Rockefeller Ranch and the homes and retreats of several celebrities and captains of industry and commerce.
Provenance: This item came to our seller through the estate of Eugene Thurston who was also an artist and a friend of Molesworth. It had been in the Thurston family (literally in the back yard) for many years until acquired by our seller, who was acquainted with the family.
MAKER: Thomas Molesworth (1890 - 1977).
APPROX AGE: Circa 1930s - 40s.
SIZE: This item measures 9-3/4 inches wide x 26 inches tall. 
CONDITION: Average to good for its age, normal wear and minor imperfections expected and there are no saddle bags on the burro (as it would have originally came). Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.