Belter Furniture History

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Belter Furniture History. The sofas were made around 1850 by the shops of Belter using his particular wood lamination method of fusing together six or more thin layers of rosewood veneer that could be deeply carved. It was made according to a technique for moulding furniture that was patented in New York in 1858 by John Henry Belter.

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American New York ca 1850-1860. Belter was born in Germany in 1804 came to New York City in 1833 and made furniture for the wealthy from 1844 until he died in 1863. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 736.

This chair was probably designed by the American furniture designer John Henry Belter in about 1856 in New York.

One features roses the. A rare and exceptional parlor suite attributed to John Henry Belter 1804-1863 composed of a triple back settee a pair of meridiennes and four side chairs each. The sofas were made around 1850 by the shops of Belter using his particular wood lamination method of fusing together six or more thin layers of rosewood veneer that could be deeply carved. This chair was probably designed by the American furniture designer John Henry Belter in about 1856 in New York.