Romweber Sheraton style hunt board, circa 1940
This wonderful circa 1940 Sheraton style antique sideboard is attributed to Romweber, a furniture maker once located in Batesville, Indiana. In early to mid 20th century, Romweber was building high quality furniture of various styles. From classic European to very contemporary styles Romweber Furniture was famous for its high quality and precise craftsmanship. This piece is constructed from mahogany and features flamed grained mahogany drawer faces. The serpentine front is unusual, as it is a compound serpentine, moving in multiple directions. The mahogany is inlaid with satinwood and the top surmounts a band of rosewood and satinwood faux dental molding. The legs are tapered with raised banded feet, and the bronze hardware features the Sheraton style. Other unique features are two cellarette drawers, designed to store bottles of wine or champagne to be served at dinner.