Reading light table in solid teak and teak veneer. Thick veneered top, collapsible, with solid wood apron. Two solid "angle" type side legs slot in beneath teak blocks affixed to the top. At the centre, light is provided by two two outward sloping upper reflectors in grey lacquered, folded sheet metal, mounted on eight tubes of grey lacquered steel.
With a central insert for separation, an opaque glass slab.
Circa 1963-64. Dimensions: Height: 28.94 in / 73,5 cm. Length: 96.85 in / 246 cm. Width: 48.62 in / 123,5 cm. (+/-).
Provenance: Assembly in Chandigarh, sector 1 and library at Panjab University, sector 14.
Note: This table came in various sizes depending on its position in the work rooms.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Christie’s, similar model, sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, page 116, lot no. 264. Sold for $96000 / €71040.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial, similar model, sale on 01/12/2015 in Paris, pages 93 and 95, lot no. 260. Sold for €125800.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial, similar model, sale on 20/11/2018 in Paris, pages 28 and 29, lot no. 22. Sold for €93600.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Sotheby’s, similar model, sale on 26/11/2019 in Paris, pages 136 and 137, lot no. 95. Sold for €112500.