A beautiful Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut credenza/sideboard with detachable lighted hutch. Hutch top lifts off the lower cabinet. Upper portion features a lighted cabinet with convenient glass doors that open to reveal two removable glass shelves each with grooves for displaying dishware. Lower portion of the unit features three spacious drawers, in the center and two cabinets on the left and right sides. Each cabinet holds fixed interior shelves within. The original brass colored signature Brasília hardware is in fantastic shape with little oxidization. Maker’s name (Broyhill premier) is stamped on the interior of the drawer. This absolute jewel remains in nearly pristine condition. The Brasilia line is a collection that was first presented at the world’s fair in Seattle in 1962, as a tribute to the design of Brazilian famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. One of the most celebrated and highly collectible lines on the American atomic era of design. The cabinet’s signature arches and pulls are molded after buildings designs by Niemeyer for Brazil’s capital city, widely recognized as the best mid-century era design series produced by Broyhill. Coveted for iconic raised walnut designs that extend beyond the face of the doors, there are few other produced pieces of furniture as sculptural in nature. Unique walnut fronts that extend a few inches out are critical to the design element and represent a great challenge. One of the most beloved and collected lines of American furniture in the atomic age. It is easy to see why so many fall in love with Brasília. An exceedingly fine hutch, this piece has been very well taken care of over the years. This listing is for both the vintage buffet as well the china hutch, price is for both buffet and the hutch.
Condition Report: Construction is sturdy and stable; beautiful, clean, original good condition.
Creator: Broyhill (Manufacturer) Oscar Niemeyer (Designer)
Place of Origin: United States
Date of Manufacture: circa 1970’s
Period: Mid Century Modern
Materials and Techniques: Walnut, brass
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurement: Ensemble measures 77″ tall x 17″ deep x 62″ wide
Buffet/ Credenza Measures: 62″ wide x 17″ deep x 24” tall
Hutch: 62″ wide x 12 3/4″ deep x 53″ tall