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 two open storage compartments inside with two drawers on top, two doors and one open compartment on the outside. The short box section contains three open compartments. Door and drawer opening grips in the shape of a hollowed-out circle on an aluminium background, typical of the work of Pierre JEANNERET in Chandigarh.
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Provenance: Secretariat (1958) and various administrative buildings in Chandigarh.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Catalogue Phillips de Pury and Company". Design sale on 27/09/2012 in London, page 147, lot no 92. Sold €31 410.
Photo ref.: "Catalogue Leclere" Sale on 22/09/2014 in Marseille, lot no. 25.
Photo ref.: "Catalogue Leclere" Sale on 04/06/2015 in Marseille, lot no. 146. Sold for €37 740.
Photo ref. : Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 256, 257, 288.
Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, pages 52 and 53.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 576 under reference: PJ-BU-16-A.