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Broyhill "Brasilia" Cathedral Coffee Table With Glass Top and Planter

Broyhill "Brasilia" Cathedral Coffee Table With Glass Top and Planter

Regular price $2,000.00 USD
Regular price $2,250.00 USD Sale price $2,000.00 USD
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Broyhill Furniture's "Brasilia" line, designed by Mel Smith, is possibly the most desirable line of American mid century modern furniture. This piece, the iconic cathedral coffee table, features eight angled legs, a walnut and glass top, and the original clay pot for the rounded metal holder in the middle. It has been professionally restored and features only small signs of prior use. A new piece of glass has been cut for the top.

40ʺW × 40ʺD × 16.25ʺH

The original advertisement book says:

"The multi-spires of the Cathedral of Brasilia are a profound indication of the influence transferred from the city to the furniture. The Cathedral table, in rich walnut with glass insert is perhaps the most unusual table ever built, yet the startling loveliness and ultimate practicality of the building itself contribute to the almost perfect scaling and usefulness of the occasional piece. Brasilia . . . the newest city in the world becomes the new look in furniture . . . BRASILIA by Broyhill Premier."

If you look at a photo of the Cathedral of Brasilia, you will immediately see what they are talking about. The designer actually flew to Brasilia and studied the design - but not without stopping in Rio to get the permission of the architect, Oscar Niemeyer, and to discuss the style with him.

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