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Don Shoemaker Exotic Wood Inlaid Decorative Briefcase for Señal, circa 1970

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Exquisitely crafted slim decorative briefcase designed by Don Shoemaker for Señal of Mexico. Taking advantage of the expertise provided by Mexican artisans, shoemaker founded Señal which produced utilitarian objects, such as this stunning example. This briefcase is equally functional as it is extraordinarily beautiful. Featuring Jacaranda casing, handles, and fastenings, which echo the shape and form of Shoemaker's interlocking salt and pepper shakers with the contrast circular inset embellishment. The exterior front and back are constructed an inlaid pattern of exotic wood in various shades which creates a striking visual arrangement. On one side of this exterior, there is a particularly arresting piece of cocobolo wood has been strategically placed in the top center quadrant and makes an unexpected disparity. When opened, there is also another piece of cocobolo found on the inside, which makes for an attractive shift from the rest of the interior. Consider this for a Fathers Day, Christmas or Birthday gift. Would be the perfect gift for the connoisseur or collector who has it all and only wants the best. Measurements: 12.5" H x 17" W x 3.25" D. Excellent, near mint condition.


  • Creator
    Don S. Shoemaker (Designer),Senal (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
    Excellent, near mint condition.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU133029359943

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such...

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