Pierre Jeanneret Rare, Spectacular X Leg Chandigarh Desk, France/ India c. 1960

$35,000 $28,000

Pierre Jeanneret (1896  1967)

A rare and spectacular four-drawer desk and armchair in teak by Pierre Jeanneret for the administrative buildings in Chandigarh, India, landmarks of modern architecture. The desk has a gracefully tapered X-shaped leg, leather inset top, four drawers with asymmetrical aluminum-inlaid crescent moon pulls, and a storage compartment concealed by a door on the reverse. A model of economical design, this stately, iconic piece makes excellent use of negative space and elevates functionality to an art form.

Literature: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India 1951-66, Galerie Patrick Seguin, pg. 260 and 261; and Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Eric Touchaleaume and Gerald Moreau, p. 577.


  • Origin: France/India
  • Period: 1960's
  • Dimensions: Desk: 30" x 54 1/2" x 28 1/4." Chair: 32" x 20" x 24"
  • Materials: Desk: Teak, leather, aluminum. Chair: Teak, cane
  • Condition: Very good restored condition. Various imperfections retained to preserve character of piece. The leather has recently been replaced and the chair re-caned.


Product Description
 $36,500 with chair
Desk: $29,000
Chair: $8,500
Set: $36,500
Desk: $29,000
“P.B.S 85”
 The desk has a graceful tapered X-shaped leg and asymmetrical aluminum-inset crescent moon drawer pulls.

ca. 1960

Teak and leather
71 x 114 x 76 cm
27.95 x 44.88 x 29.92 in.