Matched pair of laminated rosewood Rococo Victorian armchairs in the Tuthill
King pattern made by John Henry Belter, NYC. These chairs have a “C” and “S”
scrolled frame with extensive open carved flowers, fruit, grapes, and leaves.
The cabriole front legs end in original brass castors. The nearly identical
chair is shown on page 101 of “American Furniture of the 19th Century” by Eileen
and Richard Dubrow. According to family history, these two chairs were purchased
from Belter by the Fitzhugh family for their home “Hampton” near Mt Morris, New
York. The Tuthill king pattern is one of the most desirable of those that Belter
made. They were reupholstered by the previous owner. They have a few normal
small veneer chips on the bottom of the skirts which we will be happy to repair.
Generally these rare chairs are in the wonderful untouched original condition
that serious collectors covet!  Circa: 1850  Dimensions: 44.5″H x 24″W Finish: Good original     Price: $56,000 for the pair!