Pine and leather end table/nightstand with marquetry American Indian portrait.
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This piece was built around a marquetry Native American face, which was created by Stephen Blood, who trained under his father, Russell Blood. Russel did all of Molesworth’s inlay work during his career. Constructed of mixed grain fir with a leather top and fringe, with decorative nail heads accents.
After attending harpsichord building school in Rhode Island, Lester moved to Colorado to build guitars with the Bennett brothers. He moved to Cody to build houses, cabinets, and finally furniture. Lester bridges and blends many styles together in a way no one else has tried, to achieve a look that is not overbearing, but contains many elements. Components of Adirondack, Shaker, Molesworth, New Mexican, and Native American can all be found in his art. His specialty is in working with interior designers to create custom pieces. Lester’s designs have appeared in numerous books written by Ralph Kylloe, Elmo Baca, and Chase Ewald, in Architectural Digest, the TODAY show, and the Home and Garden Network. Woodworking is my religion, the clean line and craft of the Shakers, the natural beauty of a tree, its branches, indigenous woods, people, time, texture, and labor of Love.