Broyhill's Brasilia Collection is so iconic and beautiful! The design team was inspired by the utopian buildings in the capital of Brazil, designed by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. Broyhill's designers worked for two years with Oscar Niemeyer and presented the copyrighted collection in 1962 with his approval.
The signature swooping cast drawer handles and remarkable bentwood door handles echo the lines of Niemeyer's iconic Palacio de Alvorada in Brasilia. This is some very cool furniture!
This piece is actually two pieces: a credenza (called the "breakfront base" in the original Brasilia catalog) and a china cabinet ("breakfront deck") that sits atop. The top features two opening glass doors and two fixed panes. It also has a vintage cabinet lamp installed at the top ( easily removable if desired.) The base has four dovetailed drawers and two cabinet with shelf. Both pieces are in good vintage condition age-appropriate minor wear and the typical finish loss (especially on the legs and base) found on vintage Broyhill pieces. The top of the credenza base has some scratches and water stains, but these are not visible when the china cabinet is in place. Please see photos.
Credenza measures 56" x 17" x 28"
China cabinet "deck" measures 56" x 13" x 47"