A legacy of woodcrafting over four generations . . .
When we say that Molesworth is a family affair we mean it. In the early 1930’s Lloyd and Louise Taggart,my grandparents became one of Molesworth’s first customers.
Their son, Lloyd Jr., my father, shared a particularly close friendship with Molesworth that was extensively chronicled in more than one hundred letters exchanged between the two.
Dad acquired some of Molesworth’s personal furniture and Indian artifacts collection and gifted them to the John Taggart Hinckley Library at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, as a living memorial to his mother Louise Taggart and his friend Thomas Canada Molesworth.
In 1991, fourteen years after Molesworth’s death, I joined a family business in collecting and reproducing authentic Molesworth pieces.
Marc’s interest in Western furniture began at a very young age. One of his fondest memories of is of his grandparent’s house, in particular, his grandfather’s den. This special room had a warm and inviting feeling and always smelled wonderful – full of the lingering woodsy aroma from the fireplace combined with the leather that covered the rustic Western furniture. He later discovered his favorite room had been designed and furnished by a man named Thomas Molesworth.
Whether it was one room or a mountain lodge, Molesworth had a way of building furniture and accessories that highlighted his client’s particular tastes and interests. This is Marc’s goal today. He is always asking himself, “what would Molesworth do if he were alive today designing and building furniture, given the many new resources available?”
Although he realizes the futility of trying to improve on the genius of Molesworth’s style, Marc’s love and respect for his work keeps him searching for new designs and new techniques to craft this enchanting Western, high style furniture, employing materials and artisans of the new millennium.