Lawrence Koh (from Singapore) – International sand artwork virtuoso specialized in both the visual artwork and the performing artwork. John Henry Belter was a German cabinetmaker who immigrated to the United States round 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 peak of its success within the 1850s when it produced elaborately carved and laminated rosewood Rococo Revival parlor suites for purchasers in varied components of the United States. Belter obtained four patents between 1847 and 1860 for curving sheets of laminated rosewood. His manufacturing course of concerned gluing collectively 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 steel “caul,” or mildew, which created the specified curved form. This modern method … Read more