John Henry Belter was a German immigrant to America who changed the face of furniture making through his masterful artistry and technical innovations during the mid 19th century. Belter may be remembered more than anything for his innovative process and pioneering work with laminating wood. Though Belter did not create the process of laminating wood, he discovered a method of being able to cut through incredibly strong laminated pieces. This allowed him to build beautiful carvings in his furniture without sacrificing durability and strength. It's through this process that Belter was able to create such intricate designs such as the grape pattern design known in much of his higher end pieces. This piece by John Henry Belter features carvings of grapes, apples, acorns, leaves, and flowers. This beautiful Belter Rosewood chair has some nix in the rosewood due to age but no major damage. It is also missing it's original casters. The upholstery is in fantastic condition.
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Dimensions: 18"W x 36"H