Lise Bohm has shared with us an original 1855 receipt that she owns documenting a Belter furniture order by what appears to be Col. B. L. Jordan. I was unable to find anything documented on this Colonel.
The order is for 2 Sofas, 2 armchairs, 4 parlour chairs, 1 centre table, 1 fine Etagere, 1 set of French ?? Dust Covers, 8 packing boxes “at $4 each”, and an itemization, “by difference on extra covering”. All of the furniture is described as “Arabasket Rosewood”, where Arabasket refers to the design. Lise has speculated that it refers to the Fountain Elms pattern. You can click on the receipt to view a larger version.
Thanks, Lise, for sharing this with us.