Collapsible administrative desk in solid teak and teak veneer. Thick veneered rectangular top, resting on two double-sided box sections, one long and one short, both suspended on "log" type legs.
The long box section has four open storage compartments inside and three doors on the outside, while the short box section contains an open compartment a drawer and one door on the outside. Opening grip for the doors and drawer, in the shape of a hollowed-out circle on an aluminium background, typical of the work of Pierre JEANNERET in Chandigarh.
Provenance: Secretariat (1958) and various administrative buildings in Chandigarh.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Catalogue Dorotheum". Design sale on 07/11/2013 in Vienna - Austria, page 69, lot no. 72. Sold €41 780.
Photo ref. : Similar model in the catalogue "Phillips - Design London Evening Sale". Sale on 28/04/2015, page 51, lot no 217. Sold for €39 124.
Photo ref. : Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 254, 255, 288.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 576 under reference: PJ-BU-15-A.
There is a smaller version of this desk with two doors on the outside, under reference CH030306.