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Coffee Tables #8211; The #8220;Cuerno#8221; Tables

Coffee Tables #8211; The #8220;Cuerno#8221; Tables

In previous posts I have already touched base on Don´s very personal style coffee table designs. I have commented on Don´s distinctive #8220;Sling#8221; coffee table, the sophisticated #8220;Elephant Lounge#8221; coffee table as well as a very rare large coffee table that he designed back in the early 1960#8217;s. Don´s coffee tables bear their very own identity; they are one-of-a-kind and matchless to the work of other furniture designers of the same period.

Today I will present #8220;The Marquesa tables#8221; created by Don S. Shoemaker in the 1960#8217;s. The table´s leg design resemble the shape of #8220;horns#8221;, for this reason they became more known as the Shoemaker #8220;Cuerno#8221; tables and with time, even Don named them that way. The #8220;Cuerno#8221; tables were available in 3 sizes: small (side table), medium (regular coffee table) and large (large coffee table) produced in tropical woods (mainly rosewood) with a finely handcrafted parquetry top. Below the vintage catalog page for #8220;The Marquesa Tables#8220;:

Two pictures of a #8220;Cuerno#8221; coffee table (medium size) from my personal collection are shown here. This appealing coffee table makes a great match with one pair of #8220;Sling#8221; Swinger chairs that I have, everybody falls in love with this combination. Pay attention to the#8221; horn#8221; shaped legs (close-up).

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