Collapsible administrative desk in solid teak. Rectangular top resting on a "log" type tripod leg assembly on the one side, with the legs connected by a triangular crosspiece, and by a double-sided rectangular box section suspended on four "log" type legs on the other. The box section has five compartments on the inside, and two doors on the outside.
Door opening grip, 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, sector 1.
Photo ref. : "Catalogue Artcurial Briest, Le Fur, Poulain, F.Tajan" Sale on 27/11/2006 in Paris, lot no. 5. Sold for €34530.
Photo ref. : Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 250, 251, 288, 291.
Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, pages 78, 79, 139.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 576 under reference: PJ-BU-14-A.