ROSEWOOD BELTER ETAGERE

Rare rosewood Rococo Victorian etagere made by John Henry Belter, NYC. This
piece has a lovely carved crest (note: there is a horizontal 4″ crack in the top
crest – see photo) and step in platform base. There is a central arched mirror
as well as mirrors on the sides. The mirrors are original and in exceptionally
good condition with traces of “diamond dust” near the bottoms. Shaped shelves
decorate the sides – two of which have the original marble tops (some staining
to the marbles). The tops and bottoms of the shelves have a very fancy pierce
carved laminated rosewood trim around tops and bottoms. Double open carved
supports hold up the two marble shelves. Two similar etageres can be seen on
pages 148 and 76 of American Furniture of the 19th Century by Eileen and Richard
Dubrow. The marble top bottom shelves and laminated trim is a trademark of
Belter’s work. At only 84″ tall it is small enough to fit in any house – unlike
most other great ones made in this period. A great etagere by America’s foremost
Rococo period cabinet makers! Circa: 1850 Dimensions: 84″H x 58″W x 17″D    Finish: Professionally refinished by us with shellac    Price: $9950

 

Notice Pierced Gallery Around Shelf