Here it is another awesome piece out of the Brasilia Collection from Broyhill Premier. This incredible display cabinet (or you could use it as a bookcase or dry bar) is comprised of two separate pieces. A bottom buffet and a top china hutch. The top is easily removed to leave you with a smaller sized buffet or server if you so desire. This buffet credenza features one door adorned with the gorgeous Brasilia arches and three stacked drawers with the incredible Brasilia arched brass pulls. The hutch top features a pair of bypass glass doors on the left and a pair of double opening wood doors on the right, again adorned with those telltale beautiful Brasilia arches. The Brasilia Collection is mid-century modern in style but borders on Brutalist and will be outstanding whether you use it in your dining room, living room, kitchen, study, or bath!
It is no coincidence that The Brasilia collection design is very architectural in style. It was introduced to the public at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 and drew its inspiration from the architecture of the newly created and majestic Capital of Brazil, Brasilia. The brochure for Brasilia by Broyhill Premier says…….”Brasilia…the city…by its daring and beauty has revolutionized architecture and opened vast new horizons of design. From this inspired dream, Broyhill Premier drew inspiration for the furniture grouping which bears the fine young name: BRASILIA.” This line was extremely popular with the furniture buying public and is still sought out today. Broyhill ended production of this successful line sometime in the 1970s.
Broyhill Furniture was founded by 27-year-old James Edgar Broyhill in 1926. Edgar or Ed had worked for his older brother’s furniture company as a salesman, bookkeeper, and clerk since 1919. It is a story of true American entrepreneurship. Starting simply producing single pieces of furniture they soon grew into a huge well-known and well-respected furniture manufacturer. Ed together with his brothers merged and purchased smaller entities to do so. The company flourished till the depression as did most furniture makers and refitted and remade themselves during WWII to stay in business. After the war with the American economy booming, they expanded further. During the mid-20th century introducing beautiful and extraordinarily successful modern lines. Still flourishing and expanding during the 1970s until in 1980 they turned the tables and sold the company to St. Louis based Interco, Inc. who had also purchased Ethan Allen and Lane. By 1991 Interco had overextended and sought bankruptcy protection. Then climbing out of their slump by the early 2000’s Interco transitioned into their newest incarnation, Furniture Brand International, which remains one of the largest manufacturers of furniture today.
I know you have fallen in love with this incredible cabinet as we have. Make it yours!