Recently we had the chance to acquire a phenomenal bedroom suit. Jennings and I both loved the clean lines and unique design that this set offered. Jennings immediately wanted the double dresser to use in her house. I was fanatical about the door chest for my son's room. It made me sweat.
True to form we bought first and thought later. Promptly after paying we asked, "So how are we gonna move this stuff?". We quickly realized that a pregnant Jennings, plus skeptical Tricia, and back of a Land Cruiser did not equal a moving team. We were forced to call for reinforcements. Enter Sam, JD, and an unanticipated extra long lunch break for the boys.
After researching the set we are even more excited about our find! The set was manufactured by Broyhill in the early 60s and is super collectible. The Brasilia line premiered at the 1962 Seattle World fair and was based on the architecture of the newly developed city of Brasilia, Brazil. The clean lines and simplicity epitomize mid century modern style.
Here is the door chest that I am OBsessed with. It has two large bottom drawers, four small drawers in the upper chest and three shelves. I have a similar one in my daughter's room and just adore the small drawers. They are perfect for children's, socks, undies, and smaller seasonal things like swimsuits or hats and gloves.
This one sold previously on V&M.
Here is our chest. Same one!
And just LOOK at my drawers.....
The wood is so beautiful on this set that I just don't think I could bring myself to paint it. Or could I? The folks at Danish Modern LA lacquered this version of Jennings' dresser and sold it promptly.
A reader over at Casa Sugar did this version in the reverse.
I don't know...I am usually game to slap a coat of enamel paint on anything but I think these beauties are best left as is. I mean that walnut is GORG. And the dovetailing....the brass hardware. Don't get me started!
During our research we have been in contact with the amazing folks over at Brasilia Connection. They have been buying and selling Brasilia pieces exclusively for years and were kind enough to provide us with the linesheet for the original Brasilia division. There is a room divider that is just SICK.
For the full Brasilia brochure click HERE.
Our set includes the double dresser, nightstand, queen/full headboard and my coveted tall chest.
For additional pics and dimensions visit Rogue Vintage.
Since we are in the business of selling (as our husbands so kindly like to remind us), we have priced the set to sell. Of course, there is a limited time frame for availability. The more it sits in storage the more we want it for ourselves. Move quickly on this one before we start re-decorating. We would be more than happy to keep it!
Till Next Time,