Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Lenoir Chair Company = Broyhill? Who Knew? Picked These Up For A Song. One For A Desk And Three Spares! Status: Farm Fresh / Need Cleanup.
So here's a little info. that all of us who have, buy, sell and or collect vintage modern Broyhill items might need to know. Lenoir Chair Co. basically IS Broyhill. These chairs were listed (and top posted a number of times!) as Lenoir chairs. The pics weren't that great but they looked like Broyhill Sculptra / Brasilia chairs. The price was right so I decided to investigate.
Well, they weren't lying! They certainly are Lenoir Chair Company dining chairs. But for real,
they look for all the world like Broyhill chairs, right?! I found a little history document on the web
that kinda explains the connection. I'm guessing that the Lenoir Chair Company either continued
producing some of the discontinued lines like Sculptra and Brasilia or they helped fill orders when
Broyhill got big orders. Hard to say.
I only picked these up because...well, it seemed like no one else was gonna and I kinda needed
one to pair up with the Brohill Saga desk I've got available in my booth (44) at the Green Shag
Market. I actually picked up another cool chair that I'm working on to go with it but I'll just clean
up one of these instead. It'll be much more appropriate, even though it's not from the Saga line.
Even the upholstery, though not at all original, looks pretty cool!