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Mark Mandell - Gone Round In New Jersey
May be used by those less experienced to lend a certain cache to what they do. The Amish have thriving furniture-making and lumber businesses in a number of locations. While their furniture tends to concentrate on "plane and simple" (similar to Shaker) rather than "fancy", they can work in most any style when specially requested.

OTH, using such labels may be little more than marketing. Making something and then attaching a title to it tries to attach literary meanings to the object in order to increase its perceived value or make up for poor performance. I've seen items labeled as "rustic" when, in fact, it was just poorly made junk.

Suggest you forget the pigeon-holes and the taxonomic effort. Labels are of no use in forming an opinion as to the quality of the physical work.

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