Jim Rose's Tradition-Blending Furniture

Jim Rose's Tradition-Blending Furniture

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Chinese Coins Quilt Cupboard
rust patina and found painted steel
34 x 57 x 18.75 in.

Ann Nathan Gallery

If a Shaker furniture maker were suddenly trapped in a salvage yard with only a Gee's Bend quilt for comfort, he might make pieces like this. Wisconsin artist Jim Rose's cleverly minimalist tables, cabinets, and cupboards are made of scrap metal, but they suggest wood and textiles. Rose is represented by the wonderful Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago.

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