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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 Premier Highboy Dresser, Refinished, 1960s, Signed
By Broyhill Brasilia, Broyhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous 'Brasilia' highboy dresser was just refinished and is such a gorgeous piece, and is signed with its original Brasilia stamp and date stamped on the backside. This beaut...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premier Pair of End Tables, Refinished, 1960s
By Broyhill Brasilia, Broyhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass, Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist Walnut and Brass Nightstand
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia Brutalist walnut and brass nightstand Measures: 22 wide x 15 deep x 22 high This price includes getting this piece in what we call restored vintage condition....
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Broyhill Sculptra Mid Century Walnut Cat's Eye Dining Chairs - Set of 6
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Sculptra Mid Century Walnut Cat's Eye Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Each chair measures: 22.5 wide x 19 deep x 36 high with a seat height of 18 inches This price includes gett...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

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

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 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 Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Framed Mirror, 1960s
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut framed mirror By Broyhill Brasilia USA, 1960s Measures: 44.25"W x 1.25"D x 39.38"H. Very good original vintage condition.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

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

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Brass

'Brasilia' by Broyhill Premiere Sculptural Dresser w Brass Pulls, 1960s, Signed
By Broyhill Brasilia, Broyhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass, Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Magna Dresser Chest, 1962
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut "Magna" dresser chest By Broyhill Brasilia USA, 1962 Sculpted walnut, with iconic brass arch drawer pulls. Measu...
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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

Sculpted Walnut Credenza by Broyhill Brasilia with Detachable China Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic modernist design, Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut credenza/sideboard with detachable hutch. It features gorgeous walnut wood grain, with sculpted arches ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

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

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Vladimir Kagan for Grosfeld House Accessory Armoire Cabinet, 1950s, Signed
By Grosfeld House, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Parzginer Originals Studded Cabinet by Tommi Parzinger, c 1960s, Signed
By Tommi Parzinger, Parzinger Originals
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass, Wood

Pencil Reed Rattan and Brass Campaign Styled High Dresser, circa 1960s France
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Mid-Century Modern Dresser and Nightstands in the style of Samson Berman, 1960s
By Samson Berman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Metal

Kipp Stewart Declaration Dresser and Mirror for Drexel, 1950s, Restored, Signed
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Porcelain, Walnut

'Taliesin' Collection Mahogany Sideboard by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1955, Signed
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Previously Available Items
Broyhill Brasilia Sculpted Walnut Sideboard Credenza, 1960s
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a very nice and iconic Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia sideboard credenza. The credenza has sculpted walnut pulls on the two outside cabinets that open up to a shelf fo...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Dresser or Credenza, 1960s
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut six-drawer double dresser or credenza From the "Brasilia" line by Broyhill Furniture USA, 1960s Sculpted walnut and iconic brass arch draw...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Walnut "Brasilia" Room Divider Credenza by Broyhill
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is from the acclaimed "Brasilia" collection of Broyhill, inspired by the design of architect Oscar Niemeyer, a beautiful sideboard in walnut manufactured in the US in the 1960s....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Early Pair of Milo Baughman Scoop Chairs by Broyhill, Restored
By Milo Baughman, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of Milo Baughman Scoop chairs by Broyhill. Fully restored with Holly Hunt Great Plains faux leather. Tags intact.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Gentleman's Chest
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional and iconic Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut gentleman's chest by Broyhill Brasilia. The chest has gorgeous walnut wood grain, sculpted arches, and original brass arc...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Set of Mid-Century Broyhill Brasilia Tables
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century set of three includes a large Broyhill coffee table with matching pair of end tables. All three tables feature the famous sculpted base the company is so well-known ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Niemeyer Broyhill Brasilia Set Six Dining Chairs Side Arm
By Oscar Niemeyer, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is gorgeous walnut wood set of six dining chairs, four side and two with arms, by Oscar Neimeyer for Broyhill Brasilia, circa the 1960s. In excellent condition...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Mid-Century Modern Niemeyer Broyhill Brasilia Dining Set Table Six Chairs, 1960s
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Located in Keego Harbor, MI
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia 6140-84 & 85 Single Splat Dining Chairs
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Located in Topeka, KS
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia Four-Door Walnut Credenza
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Wilmington, DE
This piece was made by Broyhill "Brasilia". It is made of walnut and features four doors and shelving on the left side and three dovetailed drawers on the right. It has been refinish...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Gentleman's Chest, 1960s
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional and iconic Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut gentleman's chest by Broyhill Brasilia. The chest has gorgeous walnut wood grain, sculpted arches, and original brass arc...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brasilia Credenza by Broyhill
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This mid-century server by Broyhill features the unique Brasilia style design that for years has made these sculpted front pieces so popular. With unique brass drawer pulls, plenty o...
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1960s American Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Furniture

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