The Hall/Greene Brothers collaborated on and built only three original chairs for the Blacker House in Pasadena, California. Considered by many to be the height of their corroboration, one of the original chairs was recently auctioned for $913,600 before buyers premium.
Where functional meets decorative, this chair embodies exquisite delicacy in its fine details. Parallelogram shaped front legs meet tapered arms set inside the rear leg, joined by ebony, rounded spline. The tapered arms support you as they curve outward and enter the rear legs splayed to meet the hand-carved headrest. The floral scene inlaid into the contrasting wood displays unmatched attention to detail. As you glance over the chair, your eyes are drawn from the Chinese "L" shaped brackets down the leg indentations until the chair is visually planted onto the ground. The lower stretcher is angled and pillowed as it projects, ever so slightly, from its mating mortise.