My excitement for mid century furniture began a few years ago while curating unique pieces for my own home. MicroscopeTelescope blends my love affair for globes and finely crafted furniture with my boyfriend's love of science, space & typography. We are always on the hunt for our own house, but can't fit them all, thus, MicroscopeTelescope was born!
I love the thrill of finding vintage items, scouring thrift stores, surpluses and estate sales. Each piece holds a unique story and history. Opening MicroscopeTelescope allows me to continue to hunt while sharing the pieces I have found with others!
This is one of my favorite pieces to date! There are so many things to love about this dresser! From the sculpted walnut handles that adorn the top drawer to the U shaped brass pulls that are a signature of the Brasilia line. Overall, this dresser really has a great proportionality to it. The third drawer down has built in removal dividers with in it.
In 1962, Broyhill brought one of its most inspired and modern lines to life. Called 'Brasília', it was inspired by the capital city of Brazil. Unlike most capital cities, which were designed over many generations and time periods, Brasilia was designed in the 1960's and the entire city was a reflection of mid-century design. The chief architect, Oscar Niemeyer gave many of the public buildings a distinctly modern feel, using sculptural elements, archways and unique design details. Today, these buildings are seen as icons of modern architecture and design and reflections of this can be seen in the style elements of their namesake within the Broyhill line.
44.5" Tall x 41.5" Wide x 19" Deep
ø Origin / Region
Broyhill 'Brasilia' - Lenoir, North Carolina
This dresser / high-boy is in remarkably great shape and in original condition. It looks to have been well cared for its entire life. Overall the wood is in great shape without any deep scratches or chips. There are two small indent marks on the left top edge (as seen in the last photo) The drawers push and pull in as they should and slide with ease.