Start Your John Henry Belter Collection
A Belter sofa for $1.00? That is what it is currently bid up to with no reserve price. This Belter furniture pattern is sometimes referred to as “Simple” or “Scroll” due to the smooth simplicity of the carvings. We often see Belter’s over-the-top work and his simple pieces often go unnoticed without much fanfare. The reality is, these sofas in today’s market have a hard time making it to $1,200, which is around what I paid for mine a while back. This Rosewood sofa sports the Belter lamination process and you can see the resemblance to his Rosalie pattern, shown here with a rarer laminated Rosewood back.
If you’re a fan of Belter but haven’t yet worked up the budget for a $28,000 Henry Clay pattern, then here’s your placeholder. For me it was a cost-effective way to add to my Belter collection as well as have another piece to provide a first-hand view of his impressive laminations.
Click on the image above to go to the listing for the sofa currently up for sale.