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Monday, March 31, 2014

So Between Exploring "The Strip" At The Lake Of The Ozarks And Having A Wonderful Meal In A Cave (See Yesterday's Post!) I Managed To Fit A Little CraigsPicking In And Wound Up With This Super Rare Broyhill Brasilia Bookcase. Status: Available!

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Mr. Modtomic LOVES him some Brasilia.  I'm always on the hunt for another piece and when I find the rare specimen it just makes my lil ol' heart go pitter patter pitter patter.  So you know how overjoyed I was to spotted this gem while in the Ozarks.


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What a great weekend!  The weather was just nice enough Friday to get us out of the house and on

the road.  Saturday was windy and still a little cool but brilliant and sunny.  That was the day I picked

this up and we made the trek to the Cave Restaurant.  Then today was just perfect.  Sunny and warm. 

Finally!  This winter SUCKED.

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Can you believe we managed to fit this rather sizable piece into the back of the Fiesta?  Yes, it is a

hatchback, but it is MUCH smaller than Frank the Focus Wagon.  I wasn't really planning on picking

up anything like this when we left Friday so I didn't take Frank.  The Flirt (what we named the Fiesta)

get so much better gas mileage.  It was a struggle to get this all in the back of that tiny hatchback, but

with the help of the Girlfriend and the gentleman who sold this to me, we managed.  I wouldn't

recommend trying yourself though.

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Oddly enough, this piece does not have a Broyhill Premier stamp on it anywhere.  Years ago I

purchased a Brasilia bedroom set (just to get the nightstand, believe it or not!) and after sealing the

deal the seller asked if I might like to see another short cabinet that she had which she thought might

go with the set.  "Sure", I said.  It turned out to be just like the bottom of this piece and that was how

I knew what this was when I saw the pics on craigslist over the weekend.  These pieces, the 6150-55

cabinet and 6150-60 hutch, are exceedingly rare.  This is only the second cabinet I've ever seen and

I've NEVER seen a hutch...you know, in real life.  Even on the Internets you won't see a lot of these. 

So if you're looking to put that super rare piece of Brasilia in your joint, I am dropping this off at the

Creve Coeur antique mall Monday, but it won't be cheap...and I don't ship.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome Mr. M! Quite the score!

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    1. Hi Kate.

      I hated leaving the lake and that fabulous strip but the booth won't fill itself with amazing items!

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