Carved Chest from Don´s Colonial Line

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Don used his state-of-the-art equipment installed at SEÑAL, S.A. to produce a commercial line of colonial style furniture pieces in volcanic pine wood. This very decorative chest with capriciously carved flowers was part of Don´s colonial production. They came furnished with a stand to keep them off the floor thus enhancing their beauty.

You may also want to check Dick Shoemaker´s video from 1986 about Don S. Shoemaker and SEÑAL, S.A. in Santa Maria Guido, Morelia. The video shows a few shots on the production of these beautifully carved chests.

Access: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVSv64jN_eg

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A rare coffer in solid tropical wood

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This time I am pleased to share with you another rare piece of furniture of my personal collection:

An overwhelming coffer model, one of the very few produced at SEÑAL, S.A. Very heavy, made in solid “cueramo”, a rosewood variant. As far as I know, only two of these exist.

You can view the coffer from the outside and also from the inside. A good amount of tropical wood was required to produce this outstanding piece of furniture!  The coffer is quiet large. I am sorry, but I will withhold information about the measures and the bottom of the coffer to prevent new copies. Notice that the wood inside face has a much lighter color than the outside, as the sunlight darkens the wood providing what you call an age patina.

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