Rosalie Belter Chair

Laminated rosewood Rococo Victorian armchair in the Rosalie without Grapes pattern by John Henry Belter.   It has a graceful flowing style and features fruit, leaves and flowers carved in the top crest with a rose in the middle.  There is an original brass castor on each foot.  This same chair is pictured on page 96 of American Furniture of the 19th Century by Eileen and Richard Dubrow.  This was the most common and popular pattern that Belter produced.  Laminated chairs produced by Belter are some of the most durable and solid pieces ever made.  They were made to last.  Sofas, loveseats and sidechairs are more common than the armchairs.  This would be an easily compliment for a partial set.  It is an elegant example of the quality work produced by the most premier American furniture maker of the American Rococo period!   Circa:   1850.    Dimensions:   43″ H   x   24″ W.    Condition:   Rare untouched original condition with the original patina.  It has never been reupholstered and retains remnants of its rich original upholstery.  There are a few chips of veneer missing on the skirt of the right side (see photo).   Price:    $3250                                 

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