Included for sale in this lot is a custom genuine leather authentic leather couch by the renowned Edward H. Bohlin, out of Hollywood, California. Edward Bohlin and his carefully selected team of leather, and silversmiths, were known to craft the world’s finest saddles, and leather tack. Ed was born in Sweden in 1895 and ran away towards America at the young age of 15. Ed had dreams of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West in his head, and when he arrived state side, got a job working cattle drives in Montana, later to open his first saddle shop in Cody, Wyoming. Ed would often stand in front of his shop, performing rope tricks to entice cliental. Bohlin met a man named Tom Mix, while performing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood - Mix convinced Ed to stay in Hollywood to produce his fine saddles, eventually to serve patrons such as Mae West, Hopalong Cassidy, Monte Hale, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. Under Ed's watchful eye, "The Edward H. Bohlin Company" operated from the early 1920's, through the 1980's, now operating under different ownership. The sofa is made by Edward H. Bohlin saddlery and silversmith company, known for their leather work and silver belt buckles. The couch is marked with a silver badges reading "Edward H. Bohlin - Saddle Makers silversmiths - Hollywood, California - made for" and also shows a Texas longhorn. The sofa shows a tag for the leather company "Lee Industries, Inc." and says the names of the individuals who prepared the leather. The piece is made of nice brown leather with three large cushions with braided leather across the bottom and sides as detail pieces. The couch is in good condition with some slight wear. The piece measures 90 1/2" wide by 38 1/2" tall with the seat measuring 29" deep. Provenance: From the Ladder Ranch & Diamond Bar 7 Brand located just East of Big Timber, Montana near the Montana Crazy Mountains.
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