Outstanding time capsule quality Viking Oak poker table set by Romweber. This must have been a cherished possession.
It’s truly astonishing to find a poker set in such amazing condition after nearly five decades! The Viking oak set is seven sided with seven chairs for each player. Solid oak chip holders are placed at each setting. These chip caddies can be lifted out of their recessed well. You can even flip the block over to create a completely smooth table top surface. The barrel back chairs are hefty and feature their original sage colored vinyl. Romweber stopped making the Viking Oak poker table set in the 1980s because the high quality construction proved too costly by modern production standards. It’s easy to see how these chairs are expensive to produce. They are embellished with finery throughout including brass nail heads on the upholstery, relief cut solid oak plank backrests and ornately sculpted legs. Butterfly joints act as functional decorative elements on the table top surface. This is the type of American craftsmanship we all dream of returning to.
Our unique history dates back to the late 19th century and the three companies from which we evolved: the American Furniture Company, Batesville Cabinet Company, and Batesville Coffin Company. Each company started in 1879, making us one of the nation’s oldest case good furniture manufacturers. American Furniture Company manufactured bedroom furniture while Batesville Cabinet specialized in dining room furniture. Of course, Batesville Coffin is self-explanatory. When these companies merged, they shared a sales force. The salesmen traveled the nation, calling upon owners of furniture stores and directors of funeral homes – often one in the same. Products were sold and shipped coast to coast, quite a rarity at the time. The Depression was a challenge to most business, and ours was no exception. Our survival hinged on our ability to adapt and make products that were in demand during these lean economic times. In fact, RomWeber made five-pound fruitcake boxes to survive those tough years. Our versatility came to the fore again during World War II when we made ammunition boxes and pontoons for American troops, and furniture for officers’ quarters. Romweber furniture went to college with the baby boomers. Schools like Purdue, Indiana University, Xavier University, Miami University of Ohio, and Notre Dame bought it for dorms and classrooms because of its durability. Forty years later, it still is in some of these schools. No Romweber collection, however, was more popular than our Viking Oak Collection. Word has it that in the early 1930’s, R. J. Romweber, grandson of our founder, took a trip to Norway and was inspired to create a line of furniture, based on Nordic design. The result was the Viking Oak Collection, which thrived from 1935 – 1987, making it the longest continuing, commercial furniture collection. The Viking Oak Poker Table was one of the most popular from the line. Renowned people and places have been among Romweber customers. U.S. presidents and Saudi royalty have purchased our furniture. So have fine resorts, including the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, and The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. In addition, we have helped furnish the Carter Library at Emory University, as well as governors’ mansions and distinguished homes nationwide.
Viking Oak Poker Table Set Dimensions:
Table – 60.75 L x 60.75 D x 30.25 H
Chairs – 27.25 W x 22 D x 33 1/8 H x 26.75 Arm Height x 17.5 Seat Height