A marvelous example of Mid-Century Modern EXCELLENCE!! This is a gorgeous tuxedo style sofa with slightly flared arms by Broyhill Furniture. It is wearing its stunning ORIGINAL tapestry fabric by Lenoir Chair Co. which was a division of Broyhill. It is comprised of floral patterns in lovely colors of soft yellow, sage green, rusty orange, and a little bit of teal… it’s incredible!! Under the skirt the sofa stands on wonderful squared straight wood legs. It has three loose back and two loose arm cushions filled with poly wrapped foam and three loose seat cushions filled with 100% polyurethane foam. Talk about SUPER comfortable!! This is exactly the sofa you need in your mid-century modern or Hollywood Regency style living or family room, but we think it will look beautiful surrounded by many other styles of décor. Broyhill Furniture quality, elite Lenoir Chair Co. fabric, style versatility, and unmatchable comfort!! This wonderful, flared tuxedo sofa has it all!!
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.
Thomas Broyhill purchased a majority stake in Lenoir Chair Company in 1919. When they began producing premier lines such as Brasilia, Sculptra, Saga, etc. those lines were made in the Lenoir Furniture factory. In 1926 James Broyhill (Thomas’ brother) opened the Lenoir Chair Company under the Broyhill umbrella to focus solely on upholstery. It was a division of Broyhill.