Side chair

Greene and Greene
Designer Charles Sumner Greene American
Possibly manufactured by Peter and John Hall

Not on view

Brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene are considered among the leading architects and designers of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Based in Pasadena, California, the firm primarily designed residences, and created bespoke interiors and finely crafted furnishings for their larger commissions, located nearby. Their aesthetic was principally rooted in the tenets of the British Arts and Crafts Movement—upholding ideals of handcraftsmanship and truth in materiality and construction, with a demonstrable affinity for Japanese architecture and design. With their signature soft edges and raised ebony pegs, this rosewood side chair reflects the firm’s meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. Like their contemporaries, Greene and Greene followed the European concept of "gesamtkunstwerk," where the entire project was conceived as a cohesive work of art. This chair, once owned by Charles Sumner Greene, reflects the great care they took in designing all facets of the interior, including their own.

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