Most underwhelming attribution to Don S. Shoemaker – part 1

I have seen a wide range of fakes or attributed furniture pieces on sale on the web, magazines, flea markets and even on renowned galleries. I have questioned myself many times: what motivates curators, gallery owners, writers, as well as the public to rely in good faith on certain traders …

SEÑAL, S.A. Industrial Designs

Due to the expensive manufacturing costs on the tropical woods design pieces,  SEÑAL, S.A. profited from the installed equipment to produce a commercial line of colonial style furniture in pine and white cedar for hotels, government offices, etc. The legend says, that Don Shoemaker´s factory used to work 24 hours a day. …

Don S. Shoemaker´s Colonial Series

Today I will show you a few samples of Don S. Shoemaker´s “Colonial Series”. This sewing table is very rare and produced in alder wood. Below, a sample page of the SEÑAL, S.A. catalogue featuring one of Don´s Colonial tables. With these posts, I hope that you are able to …

Shoemaker´s “fun” pieces

These are the Don S. Shoemaker “Conversation Pieces”,  produced in volcanic pine heartwood by SEÑAL, S.A. I have only seen very few of these rare pieces in many years. This line was truly original! These samples were taken from a SEÑAL, S.A. catalogue that Dick Shoemaker was very kind to …

Don Shoemaker works from the early 1960´s

Here is a Don S. Shoemaker chair design from the early 1960’s.  This chair is very unique;  it was part of Don S. Shoemaker´s personal collection at his home in Santa Maria de Guido. The wood used to produce this charming little chair comes from a tropical tree extinct by …