Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
What's Molesworth furniture? In 1931 Thomas Canada Molesworth (1890-1977) started the Shoshone Furniture Company in Cody, Wyoming. The western "Dude Ranch" was a popular vacation destination in those days as this was prior to Disneyland and Hawaii vacation packages.
In a few short years Molesworth had made a name for himself furnishing the Moses Annenberg lodge and hotels in Wyoming and Montana. In 1940 he received a commission to furnish the TE Ranch which had formerly belonged to Buffalo Bill. Edward Grigware, an old classmate from Chicago collaborated with Molesworth on the TE Ranch project and several other commissions.
Molesworth made furniture for some of the most prominent Americans of the twentieth century. He furnished Eisenhower's den, the Rockefeller Ranch and the homes and retreats of several celebrities and captains of industry and commerce.
During the summer of 1995 Christie's auction house Park Avenue New York sold 318 lots of Molesworth furniture from Colorado's "Old Lodge" circa 1935 for 2.9 million dollars.
Most Designs Used Today Were Conceived Hundreds Of Years Ago By Some Of The Worlds Most Famous Architects And Designers Working For The Aristocracies And The Well To Do Of Their Period.
Many of these architects and designers are as well known as Leonardo da Vinci (renaissance architecture) or Michelangelo,s (baroque architecture) as well as more recently William Morris, John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement in America circa 1900.) Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene to name a few.
Every Successful Creative Enterprise Is Always Built On A Foundation That Was Laid Down By Its Predecessors.
All creative people are dependent upon the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
Today Our Master Craftsman Build All Of Our Products Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Furnishings Design Conception.
All 21st Century Designs Are Also Built By Our Master Craftsman Using These Classic Traditional Methods.
Whether We Build Products For Your Modern Dream Home Or Ancient Castle
every element Is always built to future collectable antiquity investment quality standards and will stand the test of time. Destined to become a part of your families appreciating financial net worth as well as a proud to own legacy heirloom.