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Most underwhelming attribution to Don S. Shoemaker #8211; part 6

Most underwhelming attribution to Don S. Shoemaker #8211; part 6

Is this a joke or what? I received this picture on a deckchair listed for auction which you can tell immediately it is not part of the Don S. Shoemaker catalog.

  • An attributed Don S. Shoemaker #8220;deckchair#8221;. This particular chair is made in a tropical wood called #8220;katalox#8221;, sometimes also known as #8220;Mexican Ebony#8221;, a wood very estimated in the Yucatan Peninsula by the producers of outdoor furniture and flooring of that area. Very unfamiliar to a Don S. Shoemaker piece of furniture. Sometimes I do ask myself, how is it possible that these kind of furniture pieces make it to a serious auction house and they accept to list them as originals.
  • Is it the magical thought of believe that it could be a #8220;Don S. Shoemaker#8221;?
  • Are they too lazy to research?
  • They have a blind trust on the seller?
  • They do not have specialists?
  • Or they do not care?
  • I wonder what happens when you try to sell a brand new Chinese 2009 #8220;WASSILY CHAIR#8221; for an authentic Marcel Breuer WASSILY CLUB CHAIR #8220;B3#8221; Standard Möbel or Thonet Möbel 1928?

But I still have not found the answer#8230;.

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