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MANHATTAN, N.Y. - eTradeWire -- Greene and Greene furniture is considered by many to be the finest ever manufactured in North America. It is the epitome of the American Arts and Crafts movement, which peaked from 1902 to 1910.

Charles and Henry Greene both attended Calvin Woodward's Manual Training School in St. Louis. About half of a school day was devoted to academic subjects, the other half was spent learning about machine tools and woodworking. They were perfectionists, their designs exhibited no compromises. The only thing that mattered to them was that the finished product was both beautiful and functional. Today, Apple's products (Iphones, Mac computers) exhibit these same traits. They are sleek, beautiful, and functional while concealing enormous complexities on the inside.

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The Greenes' designs were detailed and only the very finest craftsmen could produce them. Interestingly, another pair of brothers (Peter and John Hall) were responsible for building the designs from their workshop in Pasadena, California. This high level of quality also meant low production volumes. Predictably, their clientele consisted of a small number of extremely wealthy people.

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