PLEASE IGNORE THE FLASH SPOTS IN THE PICTURES - THIS IS NOT DAMAGE. Fine and Rare 1850's American Rococo Revival Rosewood Marble-Top Center Table, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, c. The tortoise shaped top with conforming white marble, the aprons exuberantly carved of solid rosewood featuring large extensive "C scrolling", flowers and vines, the cabriole legs are joined by carved stretchers and a large turned finial. Similar tables are shown in "American Furniture of the 19th Century" by Eileen and Richard Dubrow. It has a undulating laminated carved skirt that features carved foliage on all four leg connections.Four carved stretchers support a gorgeous central outstanding LARGE carved flared finial. It sits on the original brass castors. The center table is the focal point of the Victorian living room. This table is one of the BEST OF THE BEST and is a RARE SIZE (center of the room or behind a sofa since it is long and narrow - or along a wall) which even make a very nice desk if you wish.
It is in wonderful refinished condition! Circa: 1850 Dimensions (widest points noted): Dimensions: 30 tall.
Top: 28" x 44" (widest dimensions noted). The vibrant stunning grain of the rosewood is on full display. THE MARBLE HAS BEEN professionally polished and cleaned. We are in the process of listing a very large collection of Antique Victorian items.You can subscribe to our shop to receive updates as we list new items. About the Maker (Attributed) John Henry Belter, original name Johann Heinrich Belter, born 1804, Hilter, near Osnabrück [Germany]died Oct. 15, 1863, New York, N. , cabinetmaker and designer known for his superb Victorian Rococo pieces. Belter served as a cabinetmakers apprentice in Württemberg (now in Germany), where he was trained in the Black Forest tradition of rich carving so admired during the 19th century. Settling in New York City in 1833, he married and opened a fashionable shop on Broadway. Although he also worked in walnut and mahogany, his favourite material was rosewood (then popular in the United States), with which he experimented. In 1856 he received one of a total of four patents for his method of processing laminated rosewood in many layers to achieve thin panels that, once shaped in molds through steam heating, were finely carved. The large factory Belter opened in New York City in 1858 employed many apprentices; and his furniture became known for its rich carving, handsome brocades, and bold asymmetry. Competitive French imports that were esteemed by the elite, together with economic problems attending the American Civil War (186165), impaired his business; production continued for a while after his death, but the firm failed completely in 1867. We have one of the finest antique Victorian collections available. You can subscribe to our shop here or on rubylane. Com/shop/bandcantiques to receive updates as we list new items. We will be happy to assist you with that process. The item "1850's HAND CARVED Rococo Rosewood Marble Top Victorian Table RARE SIZE & SHAPE" is in sale since Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Tables\1800-1899".
The seller is "victorian_antique_crazy" and is located in Brenham, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.