Belter "Scroll" Pattern Laminated Rosewood Sofa
Up for auction is a Belter “Scroll” pattern sofa, ca. 1850-1860. Examples of matching chair can be seen in “The Furniture of John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival” book by Schwartz, Stanek, and True, p. 50.
Belter furniture tends to be extremely ornate and this sofa is an example of a more simple design. An identical sofa with an additonal crest can be seen on page 117 of “American Furniture of the 19th Century” by Eileen and Richard Dubrow.
Auction can be seen here.