Lawrence Koh (from Singapore) – International sand art virtuoso specialized in each the visible artwork and the performing art. John Henry Belter was a German cabinetmaker who immigrated to the United States around 1840. City directories show that he had arrange a workshop in New York City by 1844. The firm of John Henry Belter & Firm was at the top of its success within the 1850s when it produced elaborately carved and laminated rosewood Rococo Revival parlor suites for shoppers in varied components of the United States. Belter obtained four patents between 1847 and 1860 for curving sheets of laminated rosewood. His manufacturing process involved gluing collectively thin layers of rosewood with the grain of adjoining layers placed at right angles to strengthen the laminate. The laminated rosewood was then steam heated in a steel “caul,” or mold, which created the specified curved shape. This progressive approach was used … Read more