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Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

No other American mid-century furniture line has become as synonymous with a certain type of curvilinear decoration as Broyhill’s Brasilia group. While its revered dressers, dining chairs and more were made in the United States, the inspiration for the line's distinguishing characteristics can actually be found in Latin American architecture.

Broyhill Furniture Industries was launched in Lenoir, North Carolina by brothers Thomas H. and James Edgar “Ed” Broyhill. Ed had been working for his brother’s furniture manufacturing company, the Lenoir Furniture Corporation, which produced bedroom furnishings in the 1920s, when a nearby supplier’s factory, Bernhardt Chair Company, burned in a fire. Ed founded Lenoir Chair Company and expanded its operations while remaining an employee at Lenoir Furniture Corporation. He subsequently partnered with Thomas and together they purchased Harper Furniture Company, a local producer of Colonial style furniture, in 1929. By the 1940s, Broyhill Furniture Industries had absorbed more factories and gained footing as a strong competitor of Lenoir’s Kent-Coffey Manufacturing Company and a rebuilt Bernhardt Furniture.

In the mid-1950s, responding to changing tastes and to an appetite for what is now universally known as mid-century modern furnishings, the firm launched its Broyhill Premium line with the Sculptra series. Sculptra pieces featured a square-within-a-square motif and horizontal cat’s-eye-shaped drawer pulls. Later, in 1962, the Broyhill Brasilia furniture group debuted at the Seattle World’s Fair. The collection was heavily inspired by Oscar Niemeyer’s modernist buildings for the eponymous Brazilian capital.

Designed and built by Niemeyer between 1956 and 1960, the modernist architecture of Brasília’s state capitol buildings have since taken on iconic status. The elegant curves of Niemeyer's works — those that characterize the white concrete structures that encase Palácio do Planalto in addition to the fluid inverted arches of the Supreme Federal Court Building — can be seen in the pronounced decorative elements that adorn the Broyhill Brasilia group’s sleek walnut highboy dressers, specifically in their striking brass drawer-pull arches and carved moldings. While considerably popular during the 1960s, the production of the Brasilia line — with its beloved two-tiered bedside tables and tasteful credenzas — was discontinued in 1970.

On 1stDibs, browse mid-century Broyhill Brasilia furniture, such as walnut dressers, dining chairs, case pieces and more.

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'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premiere Sculptural Dresser and Mirror, 1960s, Signed
By Broyhill, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible pairing of a 'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premiere dresser and mirror have been completely refinished and is signed with its original Brasilia label, and ready to grace you...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Pair of 'Brasilia' Bedside Tables by Broyhill Premiere, Refinished, 1960s
By Broyhill, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible pair of 'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premiere nightstands have been completely refinished and ready to grace your home or office. These beautiful Brasilia nightstands, or c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century walnut executive desk Measures: 56 long x 23.25 deep x 30 high Knee hole is 21 wide x 22 deep x 24.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Round Walnut Drop Leaf Expanding Dining Table
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century round walnut drop leaf expanding dining table. Dining table measures: 60 wide x 40 deep x 29.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in wha...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut Louvered Credenza
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century walnut louvered credenza Credenza measures: 60 wide x 19 deep x 24.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintag...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist Mid Century Walnut and Brass Lingerie Chest
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist mid century walnut and brass lingerie chest. Chest measures: 24 wide x 16 deep x 51 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Broyhill Brasilia Nightstands or Side Tables
By Oscar Niemeyer, Broyhill, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut and brass end or bedside tables from the Brasilia II line manufactured by Broyhill in the 1960s. Each two-tiered occasional table is fitted ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

'Brasilia' Highboy Dresser by Broyhill Premiere, Refinished, 1960s, Signed
By Broyhill, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible 'Brasilia' highboy dresser by Broyhill Premiere has been completely refinished and is signed with its original Brasilia label, and ready to grace your home or office....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Sculpted Two-Toned Brasilia Walnut Credenza by Broyhill
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
Two-toned Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut credenza/sideboard. It features white lacquered exterior with a gorgeous dark stained walnut wood front, with sculpted ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Wood

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut Surfboard Dining Table, One Leaf
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century walnut surfboard dining table - with one leaf. Table measures: 66 wide x 40 deep x 30 inches high and has a chair clearance of 26 inches. When the 11...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century 10 Person Walnut Surfboard Dining Table
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century 10 person walnut surfboard dining table. This table measures 66 wide x 40 deep x 30 inches high. Each of the three leaves is 11 inches wide, for a ma...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Room Divider Wall Unit Shelving
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century room divider wall unit shelving Base is 54 wide x 17 deep x 26.5 inches high and top is 52 wide x 13.5 deep x 46 inches high Overall measurements ar...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Wood

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Round Walnut Pedestal Dining Table
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century round walnut pedestal dining table. This table measures 44 inches in diameter and 30 inches tall, with a chair clearance of 26.5 inches. Included are 3...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premiere Sculptural Dresser w Brass Pulls, 1960s, Signed
By Broyhill, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Attention Brasilia collectors... here is a gorgeous 'Brasilia' dresser in its original finish and in excellent vintage condition and is signed with its original Brasilia label. This ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Sideboard Credenza Buffet and Hut
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist mid century walnut sideboard credenza buffet and hutch. Buffet and hutch measures: 72 wide x 19 deep x 73.5 inches high Buffet measures: 72 wide x 19 de...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia Expandable Dining Set Table 8 Chairs, 1960s
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, drop leaf dining table and set of eight chairs, by Broyhill Brasilia, circa the 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. Chairs just came back fr...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia Dresser
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia chest of drawers dresser. American mid-century Brasilia chest of drawers by Broyhill. No other American mid-century furniture line has become as ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Sculpted Walnut Mid-Century Modern Framed Mirror
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a very nice Broyhill Brasilia sculpted walnut Mid-Century Modern mirror. The mirror has a nice walnut wood frame. The mirror is in good vintage condition with wear to the su...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

1960s Broyhill Brasilia Lacquered White Wood Side or End or Coffee Table
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Broyhill "Brasilia" line wood newly lacquered in a creamy white side or end or coffee or cocktail and or occasional tables. The Broyhill "Brasilia" li...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Wood, Wood, Wood

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Dining Chairs - Set of 4
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century dining chairs - set of 4 Each chair measures: 20 wide x 17.5 deep x 37 high, with a seat height of 19 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Nightstands, Newly Restored
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut nightstands By Broyhill Brasilia USA, 1960s Measures: 22.25" W x 15.13" D x 22" H. Expertly refinished. Excellen...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia II Brutalist Mid Century Record Cabinet Nightstand
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia II Brutalist mid century record cabinet nightstand Nightstand measures: 26 wide x 26 deep x 19.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut Surfboard Dining Table
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century walnut surfboard dining table. Table measures: 66.75 x 40 deep x 30 high, with a chair clearance of 25.75 inches All pieces of furniture can be had...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia II Mid Century Walnut Captains Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia II mid century walnut captains dining chairs - set of 4 Each chair measures: 22.75 wide x 21 deep x 37 high, with a seat height of 18.25 inches   All pieces of ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut Plinth Base Buffet and Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century walnut plinth base buffet and hutch Buffet and hutch measures: 62 wide x 13 deep x 53 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call re...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist Mid Century walnut dining chairs, set of 6 Each chair measures: 20.5 wide x 20.75 deep x 38 high, with 18.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be h...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premiere Pair of Nightstands, Refinished, 1962
By Broyhill, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous pair of 'Brasilia' nightstands by Broyhill Premiere (which also work great as side tables or end tables) was just refinished and are such a gorgeous pieces. This beauti...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia Drop Leaf Tile Top Bar Cart /Console Server Mid-Century Modern
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Broyhill Brasilia drop leaf tile top serving bar cart console table. Retain's it's original period mosaic tiles-. This versatile piece has cabinet space for bottles undernea...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century walnut executive desk Measures: 56 long x 23.25 deep x 30 high Knee hole is 21 wide x 22 deep x 24.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premier Pair of End Tables, Refinished, 1960s
By Broyhill, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous pair of 'Brasilia' end tables (which also work great as side tables, nightstands or small cabinets) was just refinished and is such a gorgeous piece. This beautiful pai...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia Dining Chairs Original Set of 10 Mid-Century Modern, 1962-1970
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Topeka, KS
Iconic Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia original set of 10 dining chairs, 2 arm and 8 sides. Dark walnut and new dark blue/black upholstery. In fabulous vintage condition apart f...
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Mid-20th Century American Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut End Tables, Pair
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut end tables or nightstands By Broyhill Brasilia USA, 1960s Measures: 20" W x 28" D x 20.25" H. Newly refinished. ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Lovely Broyhill Brasilia Dropleaf Tile Top Bar Cart Console Mid-Century Modern
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely Broyhill Brasilia drop leaf tile top serving bar cart console table. We love that this piece has the wonderful original blue and white flying bird tiles-one has a small crack-...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Ceramic, Walnut

Ten Mid-Century Modern Broyhill "Brasilia" Dining Chairs
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 10 vintage walnut dining chairs manufactured by Broyhill for the Brasilia collection, circa early 1960s. The chairs feature Oscar Niemeyer’s sculptural curved backs. The ten c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Wood, Upholstery

Stunning Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Broyhill "Brasilia" Dining Chairs
By Broyhill Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set of six vintage walnut dining chairs manufactured by Broyhill for the Brasilia collection circa early 1960s. Seldom seen version with original caning. An extremely desirable examp...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia Dropleaf Serving Cart or Console Table
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful vintage modern drop-leaf console table that goes from 48 inches wide to 70 inches wide when the leaves are up. The iconic sculpted brass drawer pulls, the Brutalist front...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Formica, Walnut

Sculpted Brasilia Walnut Credenza by Broyhill with Detachable China Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
An exceptional Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut credenza/sideboard with detachable hutch. It features gorgeous walnut wood grain, with sculpted arches and origina...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Glass, Wood

Sculpted Brasilia Walnut Credenza by Broyhill with Detachable China Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
An exceptional Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut credenza/sideboard with detachable hutch. It features gorgeous walnut wood grain, with sculpted arches and origina...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Glass, Wood

Handsome Broyhill Brasilia Walnut Mirror Mid-Century Modern
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia mirror, circa 1960s. The walnut frame features the signature relief cut and sculpted pattern modeled after Oscar Niemeyer's architectura...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Mirror, Walnut

Mid-Century Danish Modern High Chest Dresser in Walnut and Rosewood
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid century modern walnut chest with rosewood pulls.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Rosewood, Walnut