Sissoo low cupboard



Double-sided low cupboard known as "File Rack" in solid sissoo (Indian rosewood) and black lacquer. Six compartments for books, four in the centre and two at the side higher up. Legs formed by the body's two side panels.

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: 27.9 in / 71 cm.
  • Length: 48 in / 122 cm.
  • Depth: 14.5 in / 37 cm. (+/-).

Provenance: University Healthcare Center in Chandigarh, sector 14.

Photo ref.: "Catalogue Leclere" Sale on 03/11/2011 in Marseille, page 18, lot no. 28. Sold for 12144 .

Photo ref.: Similar model in "Catalogue Wright Auction" Sale on 29/03/2012 in Chicago, page 50, lot no. 166. Sold for $18 750 / €15 009.

Photo ref.: Similar model in "Catalogue Artcurial Briest, Poulain, F.Tajan". Design sale on 26/11/2013 in Paris, page 56, lot no. 42. Sold €10392.

Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, pages 277, 295.

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