Teak table



Large black lacquered dining table in solid teak and teak veneer. Veneered, lacquered rectangular top resting on a bevelled apron and four slanting, tapered legs.

The black lacquered Chandigarh furniture was designed as a protective measure and for easier cleaning. It was therefore found in cafeterias and university restaurants, as well as medical and hospital centres.

Circa 1960.


  • Height: 29.5 in / 75 cm.
  • Length: 72 in / 183 cm.
  • Width: 35.8 in / 91,5 cm. (+/-).

Rare table, few examples made, some of varying sizes.

Provenance: "Himalayan Mess Hostel" in Chandigarh.

Photo ref.: Catalogue Christie’s, similar model (71,5 x 185 x 106 cm), sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, pages 88 and 89, lot no. 244. Sold for $66000 / €49030.

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