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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Florence Knoll Table Installed. Hey, Looks Pretty Good With The Brasilia! Who Knew?! Status: Tuckered Out.

Florence Knoll table and Broyhill Brasilia Chairs - China Cabinet - Buffet 01

I FINALLY got my new (to me!) table installed in the dining room this evening. It wasn't as easy as just pulling out the original Broyhill Brasilia dining table and bringing in this lovely behemoth, oh no. Nothing is ever THAT easy. I actually started getting things ready last night!  But it was worth it.  Look how much King Larry / McDuff loves it already!

Florence Knoll table and Broyhill Brasilia Chairs - China Cabinet - Buffet 02

Oh yeah, McDuff the Fluff is down with the Florence Knoll Dining table! He's not so happy

with the photographer moving the chairs around while he's trying to relax after a hard day of

Meow Mix, chasing the laser and...sleep. That's gonna probably be the classiest table you'll

ever nap on kitters!

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One issue. I did not expect this. The Florence Knoll table is about 2" lower than the outgoing

Broyhill Brasilia. When I picked up the table from the seller last week I noticed that he had

these small hard rubber "pads" under each of the table's feet. I just thought that he was using

them because he had the table on thick pile carpet (sorta like ours) but now I realize that he

may have had them to ad a little space under the table for peoples legs! I might have to invest

in something similar soon. I tested the Brasilia chairs out and found the table height fine but I

got skinny legs. It could use another inch at least.  I didn't think I'd like the look of the Brasilia

chairs with this table but I was pleasantly surprised!  Looks nice, don't you think?

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The top needs to be refinished eventually but it'll do for now. It's a little bit lighter in color than

the Broyhill Brasilia but it's close. Ain't it just so purdy?!  I've been dreaming about getting this

table for years.  I found one in New Orleans a year and a half ago but it had a laminate "boat

shape" top, wasn't marked in any way and had chrome plating chipping off one of the legs.  The

seller only wanted $100 for it but I just couldn't pull the trigger.  I told them what they might have

and that they should ask more for it and I told a couple of the local "retro" shops about it's

availability.  Don't know what happened to it.  This one though, I know where it ended up

and where it'll be for a long LONG time to come!  I can't imagine finding a dining table I'd

want more!


  1. Love the table! I think you need to go with some less leggy chairs to show of the base of the table better. Maybe something not wood so you have a little contrast.

  2. I think it looks wonderful! I love everything in the picture-that gorgeous shadow box and the goodies on it - all the kitties - yes, even the real one LOL! And the jax on the table. Everything looks fantastic!!

  3. Looks great! I wonder if white tulip chairs would look good amongst the knoll and brasilia?

  4. Chairs do look great but they are hiding your fabulous treasure a tiny bit. I say live with it and see how you feel. I think the finishes go just fine. Doesn't have to be matchy matchy. Nice work!

  5. Don't sell the square Brasilia table without contacting me first!

  6. I couldn't help but notice your world globe chandelier, where did you find that??

    1. Oops, sorry I didn't get to this sooner. That's not a world globe chandelier. It's hard to explain exactly what it is but it came with the house.