John Henry Belter
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John Henry Belter, American, born Germany, 1804–1865
ÉtagèrePart of a Parlor Set
- Rosewood and rosewood veneer; black walnut, mahogany, eastern white pine, yellow-poplar, undetermined exotic wood (possibly eucalyptus), marble, and mirrored glass
- 100 1/4 × 65 1/2 × 16 5/8 in. (254.6 × 166.4 × 42.2 cm)
- Credit Line
The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of the estate of Miss Ima Hogg
- Current Location
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
- Accession Number
John Henry Belter and Company, New York City, 1855; purchased by Benjamin Smith Jordan (1793–1856) acting as agent for Elizabeth Taylor Sanford Jordan (Mrs. Green Hill Jordan, 1796–1858); inherited by her daughter Martha Goodwin Sanford Jordan Gardner (1827–1913); inherited by her daughter Martha Jordan Gardner Denny (1867–1904); inherited by her daughter Martha Goodwin Denny Galphin (1901–1963); inherited by her daughter Martha Goodwin Galphin (b. 1932), New York City; purchased by Miss Ima Hogg, 1973; given to the Governor’s Mansion, Austin, 1974; transferred to Bayou Bend Collection, MFAH, 1981.