Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It Just Finds Me. Well, OK...I'll Admit, I Do A Tiny Bit Of Looking. Another Broyhill Brasilia Dining Set. Status: Almost Available.
Ok, so two of the chairs are spoken for and I'll be trading out one of my standard chairs for the armchair so it's really gonna be a four chair set with a drop leaf oval table dining set. It needs some love so it's not yet available but I thought I'd show it off anywayz.
Every three or four months another batch of Broyhill Brasilia seems to find it's way here.
Sometimes it's a set that I didn't even buy! This one was a craigslist find from about a week ago.
Yes, it was StL local. No, it was not listed as Brasilia, Broyhill, Mid Century, Danish, Eames Era
or even Vintage. Most of my best scores these days are from c-list ads with absolutely no Key
Words! Do the work, get the scores.
The horrible...Horrible upholstery aside, the chairs are in remarkably good shape! One has a
little wobble that I need to take care of but no biggie. The finish on the set is pretty great. Just
wanting for a little Feed-N-Wax. Illuminate has dibs on a pair of them. That leaves four that I
might break up or leave as a set. Kinda depends on how things go. If I end up breaking them up
I might just keep two more for myself for a set of eight. I wonder what's under that terrible
upholstery...original upholstery perhaps? I'll have to check!
The table suffers from a former owner's ill fated attempt at a refinish. Don't know what went
wrong but it gives me yet another opportunity to work on my refinishing chops. This is a new
Brasilia style to me. I've only seen the 6140-42 Drop Leaf Table in the brochure. We now
have the 6140-44 Regular Table that we traded Dan our old 6140-45 Round Table for. Is it
my goal to have or have had every piece of Broyhill Brasilia in the catalog?
It just seems to be happening.
6130-22 Double Dresser Base - Had
6130-32 Triple Dresser Base - Have X 2 / Had
6130-05 Landscape Mirror - Had
6130-01 Single Arch Mirror - Have
6130-25 Magna Dresser - Had
6130-40 Chest - Have
6130-90 Night Stand - Have X 2
6130-41 Door Chest - Had X 3
6130-56 Panel Bed - Have X 2 / Had X 2
6140-62 Breakfront Base - Have X 2 / Had
6140-63 Breakfront Deck - Have X 2
6140-11 Buffet - Had
6140-80 Arm Chair - Have X 4 / Had X 3
6140-81 Side Chair - Have X 10 / Had X Countless
6140-44 Regular Table - Have X 2
6140-45 Round Table - Had X 2
6140-42 Drop Leaf Table - Have
6150-55 Modular Door Unit - Had
6140-25 Desk - Had
????-?? Side Table With Drawer - Have / Had
????-?? Server / Drybar - Have