Absolutely beautiful and functional Mid-Century Modern Drop Leaf Tile Top Bar Cart Console Table circa 1960s, from the Brasilia Premier collection by Broyhill Furniture. 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 cabinets’ signature arches and brass sculpted pulls are molded after buildings designed by Niemeyer for Brazil’s capital city. This drop-leaf bar cabinet/ cart features richly grained walnut, with a fully finished back. The finished back side makes this cart ideal for placement in an open floor plan, making it a great focal point. The walnut top with inset, original cobalt blue and white ceramic glazed tiles with white birds offers multiple expansion possibilities with two side / drop-leaves. Keep the leaves down and conserve valuable space or raise them on hinged extension to function as a serving cart. Each wing of the cart can be easily flipped up to provide an extra 11″ on each side – up to 70″ long total. When closed completely, it is reduced to a mere 48″ side console table, raised over brass casters allowing the cart to be tucked away if needed. This versatile console table offers plenty of storage options with three spacious drawers; one includes a felt lined interior with dividers for tidy storage of personal effects. Maker original cloth Premier label (Brasilia Broyhill Premier) on the interior of the drawer. Below are two open shelves flanking a central two door cabinet. The flexibility of this piece is endless, used as sofa table, hall table, and console table. The original brass colored signature Brasília hardware is in fantastic shape with very little oxidization. One of the most beloved and collected lines of American furniture – the atomic age. It is easy to see why so many fall in love with Brasília. An exceedingly fine Drop Leaf Tile Top Bar Cart Console Table, this piece has been very well taken care of over the years.
Condition Report: Original finish, exhibit little signs of wear, one small ring on top surface, overall gorgeous surface condition. Construction is strong and sturdy. Tiles are intact with no breaks. Hinged extensions work smoothly.
Creator: Broyhill (Manufacturer) Oscar Niemeyer (Designer)
Of the Period: Mid Century Modern
Place of Origin: United States
Date of Manufacture: circa 1960’s
Materials and Techniques: Walnut, tile, brass
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurement: 30″ Tall X 48″ Long (70″ Max Length) Wide X 16″ Deep