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Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A. Cocobolo Rosewood 'Swinger' Rocking Chair, Signed

$3,700
$5,20028% Off

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Named the 'Swinger Chair' for its pivoting mechanism that allows you to swing in your seat, this incredible cocobolo rosewood and black leather 'Swinger' rocking armchair by leading 1960s modernist designer Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A. (Mexico) is highly sought after by interior designers and avid collectors alike. This example is particularly perfect for the discriminating collector - read further below under Condition notes for more detail on why. The thick black leather hides used for the removable seat cushions and the seat back sling are complemented with leather buttons connecting the sling to the frame of the chair. Artistically sculpted exotic cocobolo rosewood put together in an eye catching and interesting biomorphic form with shoemaker's signature rosewood insert accents for the feet and upper back of the chair. Exceptional craftsmanship utilizing innovative links and joints and this particular example has greater vivid detail to the wood grain - a truly exceptional example and wildly beautiful. Metal brackets connecting the seat to the frame allow the chair to gently rock - consider this as a nursing chair for the design-centric home. Senal S.A. label on lower bar of chair. Mexican modern is a style that fits incredibly well with Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian or Danish Modern, Brazilian Modern, and Hollywood Regency. It is also a great addition for interior designers to turn an otherwise simple contemporary space and add a splash of wild and interesting. Whether you are designing a Mid-Century Modern home, contemporary, post-modern or french neoclassical apartment, this Don Shoemaker Swinger rocking chair is the perfect accent to any space. Could also work great in a craftsman or arts and crafts home or penthouse apartment. Also consider mixing it up in a traditional, classical, Industrial or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. With such unique style, this rocker by Don Shoemaker would also be an Apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge, members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as a throne chair, lounge chair, side chair, occasional chair, consider even for a dressing room. Would be great as a reading armchair or a rocking chair to soak in a view or your favorite movie or TV show. Condition: Excellent collectors example in all-original condition with all parts and pieces present. Sturdy and structurally sound, ready for immediate use. Leather has attractive patina, no rips or tears or major issues. Rosewood is in excellent original condition with light patina and gorgeous cocobolo wood grain. Refinished examples lose some of the contrast between the different woods used to create the exotic look, this chair has not been refinished yet is in excellent condition with amazing cocobolo wood grain therefore this is an ideal example for the discriminating collector client. Measurements: H 33" x W 30.5" x D 30" Seat height 17"

Details

  • Creator
    Don S. Shoemaker (Designer),Senal (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 30.5 in. (77.47 cm)Depth: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Excellent original unaltered condition. Has all pegs and leather buttons. No issues, excellent collectors example. See description for greater details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330216962952

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $570 White Glove Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 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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