Hide-bottom chair with scalloped top rail. The wood was taken from mulberry trees and had a yellowish tint. Made on windmill-powered lathe by Bernhard Romberg. One of a set of six given by Romberg to Julius & Caroline Romberg as a wedding gift.
33.25 x 16.5 x 16.94 in. (84.46 x 41.91 x 43.03 cm)
Place of Origin
Black Jack Springs (Fayette County, Tex.)
Gift to Winedale Historical Complex from Annie Romberg, 1973.
Artisan or Artist
hides and skins ; mulberry ; chairs
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- animal material -- collagenous material -- hide (collagenous material) ; Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- plant material -- wood (plant material) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Furnishings (Hierarchy Name) -- furnishings (artifacts) -- furniture -- seating furniture -- single seating furniture -- chairs (furniture forms) -- side chairs
Winedale Historical Complex, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Accession No.: W 73.26.1 ; Catalogue No.: W-1a 97-73
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
Chair descended in the maker's family to the donor. Romberg used hand and foot power before building 60 foot high windmill to have power for a saw and turning lathe. This windmill had Dutch style canvas covered wings that could be seen for miles. See object file at Winedale for additional information.