Lot 79: Pair Rococo Revival rosewood parlor chairs, John Henry Belter (2pcs)
November 17, 2016
West Columbia, SC, USALive Auction
Pair Rococo Revival rosewood parlor chairs, John Henry Belter (New York, 1804-1863) circa 1858, laminated shield backs, serpentine seatrail, cabriole legs, casters, with plush upholstered seat and back; BH36 1/4" SH16" W19" D18" (2pcs)
Provenance: Georgia private collection
Literature: Dubrow, Richard. AMERICAN FURNITURE OF THE 19TH CENTURY. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2000, p.9;
Schwartz, Marvin. THE FURNITURE OF JOHN HENRY BELTER AND THE ROCOCO REVIVAL. New York: Dutton, 1981, p.12, pl.3-4.
Other Notes: The chair offered is identical to Belter's "dish back" side chair in the Industrial Design section of the Paris Grand Palais Exhibition.
This design is often refered to as the Springmeyer, after the Long Island New York family. The Springmeyers
were partners and brothers-in-law to J.H. Belter.
Condition Report: *** Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that an object is free of defects or restoration. Condition reports are prepared by request on a 'first come, first served' basis. For more information please read paragraph #9 of Terms and Condition of Sale.