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 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! (We also have a matching dining set, please see "more ads by this user" above or visit www.vintagemodernmaine.com.)
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. Both pieces are in good vintage condition with signs of use including sun damage and some finish loss (especially on edges and left front leg and around handles), a water stain and two gouges in the credenza top. Please see the photos: they are better than fair but do show wear. They still look wonderful as-is, but would be truly stunning refinished.