Exceptional Chandigarh Desk by Pierre Jeanneret

$17,000

Pierre Jeanneret (1896 – 1967)

Exceptional floating desk with gracefully arched legs by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Administrative Buildings, India, in teak with a leather top and aluminum-inset crescent drawer pull. The desk’s flip side harmoniously integrates a pigeonhole bookcase, a perfect example of Jeanneret’s seamless fusion of utility and aesthetics.

Very good restored condition, with faint stenciled markings on the front. Various imperfections retained to preserve character of piece. The leather has recently been replaced.

Cited in: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India, Galerie Patrick Seguin, pp. 248 – 249, 288; and Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Touchaleaume and Moreau, p. 572

  • Origin: France/India
  • Period: c.1957
  • Dimensions: 48’’ W x 33’’ D x 28’’ H 
  • Materials: Teak, leather, aluminum
  • Condition: Very good condition

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$17,000

Pierre Jeanneret (1896 – 1967)

Exceptional desk by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Administrative Buildings, India, in Indian rosewood with a leather top.

France/India, 1957

48’’ W x 33’’ D x 28’’ H

Very good restored condition, with faint stenciled markings on the front. Various imperfections retained to preserve character of piece. The leather has recently been replaced.

Cited in: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India, Galerie Patrick Seguin, pp. 248 – 249, 288; and Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Touchaleaume and Moreau, p. 572

Price upon request.

The desk’s flip side seamlessly incorporates a pigeonhole bookcase, a perfect example of Jeanneret’s aesthetically utilitarian style. harmonious integration of aesthetics and utility