Solid teak director’s table. Rectangular top with a cedar frame covered in black leather and inserted into a solid teak frame. Four pairs of high “compass”-type legs affixed under the table top. Two suspended side cabinets, each with an open compartment and upper drawer. Round, hollowed-out opening grips on an aluminium background, typical of the work of Pierre JEANNERET in Chandigarh.
Cedar, a soft, local wood, allows the leather to be fixed by tacking, unlike teak, which is a dense wood and therefore too hard for the purpose.
Circa 1960. Dimensions: Height: 27.95 in / 71 cm. Length: 53.94 in / 137 cm. Depth: 26.97 in / 68,5 cm. (+/-).
Provenance: Administrative buildings in Chandigarh, sector 1.
Note : This desk could also be covered with moleskin.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Wright Auction, similar model in black leather, sale on 06/10/2011 in Chicago, page 26, lot no. 120. Sold for $10625 / €7977.