Don Shoemaker Cocobolo, Rosewood Inlaid Trays for Señal, circa 1970Automaton Vintage Furnishings
Exquisitely crafted rectangular shaped trays 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 these stunning examples.
These trays feature a contrasting array of inlaid tropical woods such as cocobolo by employing different compositions and techniques. Each tray has rosewood casing with integrated handles. Tray one features an inlaid herringbone pattern, tray two has a trompe l'oeil pattern of squares and diamonds and tray three displays an inlay pattern that forms a large diamond motif around the centre of the tray surface. Two of the three trays bear the Señal label on the underside.
These striking trays would make a great interior accent to any space. With their mix of natural materials these pieces would add texture and warmth to residential hospitality or corporate environments.
Measurements: chevron & hexagon pattern- 1.25" H x 15" W x 9" D
Diamond pattern inlaid pattern: 1.5" H x 14.5" W x 8 7/8" D
Trays are priced individually. Please contact us on which tray you are interested in purchasing. We also currently have four sets of Don Shoemaker interlocking salt and pepper sets, which would compliment these pieces beautifully.
Very good vintage condition. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with its age are evident. The herringbone patterned tray has a small cosmetic flaw in a section of the wood. Please contact us for an additional photo of this section.