Gold Gilt Belter Furniture
I recently ran across this four-piece set of John Henry Belter Rosalie chairs online and asked the owner if I could post the image here. What struck me about this set is that the crests are gold-gilt.
I have never run across this treatment on Belter furniture and so my initial reaction is that it was added later on in the chairs’ life and not originally put on there by Belter’s shop. The owner has indicated that he has seen it in a reference book in the past and he’s trying to dig it up for me.