Here is a beautiful Brasilia dresser/credenza on stewzannethingsilike.
Turns out my mom and dad's bedroom set is Brasilia's second cousin. I went over to their house a few weeks ago when I was picking up albums to research my mom's passion for mid-century modern furniture, and decided to take a closer look at their bedroom set as I remembered that it really looked like "something" but what was it?
|Mom's dresser and mirror - very similar to the look & feel of Brasilia.|
My son and I searched a fair amount of drawers looking for any distinguishing marks, turning furniture upside down and moving it away from walls while taking the pictures, but we didn't search "every drawer" which was suggested over at Retro Renovation's thrifty finds picture uploader. Donna to the rescue. My mom remembered that there was a tag left in the nightstand. She sent me a copy of the tag:
It indicates the set was made by Lenoir, a division of Broyhill. The set appears to be solid walnut, however there is this burl wood veneer on it which I think is what the Egyptian reference to veneer is on the tag. More research about Lenoir reveals that in the early 60's, Broyhill put its upscale products like Brasila into its Premier line. And it grouped its remaining, mid-priced products "under the label 'Lenoir House,' which included a variety of medium-priced, moderate styles of bedroom and dining room furniture that made up the bulk of the company's sales" (from the History of Broyhill Furniture, Inc.). My mom and dad purchased the set in 1964 in Ohio. It is an excellent example of mid-century modern furniture, for sure, and still looks classically modern (rather than vintage) today.
|Lenoir House mid-century modern dresser|
|Another view of the Lenior House mid-century modern dresser & mirror.|
A division of Broyhill.
|Lenoir House, a division of Broyhill. Detail on handles & burl wood trim.|
|Drawer dove tails and stain.|
|Dresser doors open to reveal more drawers. Very typical of mid-century modern style.|
|The model number, for whatever that is worth.|
Revealed nothing in an online search.
|Men's chest - Lenoir House a Division of Broyhill|
mid-century modern chest of drawers.
|Another close up of handles and burl wood trim.|
|Really pretty piece; Burl wood veneer and walnut.|
|Night stand - Lenoir House a Division of Broyhill|
|Another view - night stand - Lenoir House a Division of Broyhill|
|Queen size headboard, Lenoir House a Division of Broyhill|
|Queen size headboard, Lenoir House a Division of Broyhill.|
You can see the burl wood trim very well here.
|Close up of the headboard and the burl wood trim.|
Again, just like with the rest of her mid-century modern furniture purchases, Mom's classic taste shows through. I am impressed.