Visiting the design exhibition at Phillips last evening, there is one piece of furniture that made my heart dropped. It’s a Chiffonier, crafted of Honduran mahogany and ebony, and on its center, has the most delicate inlay in copper, pewter and other materials, created in a workshop in Pasadena, California and designed by the famed brothers Henry and Charles Green. This gem was created for the master bedroom at the Robert R. Blacker House in Pasadena around 1907, shortly after the brothers, recent graduates from MIT settled in California. In fact, the Blacker House was so ambitious and spectacular, that it had become the most substantial expression of the work of the Greene & Greene as they are often referred to and ended up costing $100,000.00. Blacker, a retired Michigan lumberman was a man of a great and progressive taste, but when his wife died in 1947, the house with its remarkable gardens designed in the manner of the American Arts and Crafts were sold and subdivided. It was during the postwar years and the Arts and Crafts was forgotten in the light of the emergence of California Modernism, and so that after the sale, its furniture and fittings were sold in what has been since described as an infamous sale; the furniture has since become ultra-collectible, found in some of the best museum and private collections in this country.