Belter and Meeks Chairs
Up for auction are two Belter Rosewood Slipper Chairs similar to the one found on p. 56 of “The Furniture of John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival” by Schwartz, Stanek, and True. Bidding starts at $3,000 and expected range is $5,000 – $7,000. I suspect they will go at the lower end of the range with a chance at closing below $5,000, but you never know how the bidding will go. Listing can be seen here.
A pair of “Hartford” J & JW Meeks side chairs is also up for sale in the same Neal Auction Company Live Auction for February 3rd. Starting bid is $3,000 and expected range is $5,000 – $7,000. A single “Hawkins” armchair just went for $12,500 on January 20th. This listing can be seen here.