Superb Art Prints Our premium archival inks produce pictures with smooth tones and wealthy colours. John Henry Belter was a German cabinetmaker who immigrated to the United States around 1840. City directories present that he had set up a workshop in New York City by 1844. The firm of John Henry Belter & Firm was on the height of its success in the 1850s when it produced elaborately carved and laminated rosewood Rococo Revival parlor suites for purchasers in numerous elements of the United States. Belter obtained 4 patents between 1847 and 1860 for curving sheets of laminated rosewood. His manufacturing process involved gluing together thin layers of rosewood with the grain of adjacent layers placed at proper angles to strengthen the laminate. The laminated rosewood was then steam heated in a metallic “caul,” or mold, which created the specified curved shape. This progressive method was used to form the … Read more