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Set of Eight Library Dining Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret . Circa 1960s

A set of eight ’Library’ dining chairs. Pierre Jeanneret, India, c1960s. Formed in teak and cane with later cushions. Chair known as ‘Cane seat wood back chair’ in solid teak and braided cane work. Solid ‘banner’ type backrest, slanted and slightly curved. Cane work seat and ‘X’ type double leg assembly, with the legs connected by a rail at the back.

Provenance: University Library in Chandigarh. High Court in Chandigarh (2nd series of furniture in 1960). Ref: Swiss National Museum in Zurich. City Museum in Chandigarh. Similar model in the catalogue ‘Phillips – Design London Day Sale’. Sale on 28/04/2015, lot no 69. Set of six sold for £37 500 / €52 455. Ref: MARG magazine, ‘Chandigarh’, 1961. Photo ref: Similar model in ‘Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India’ by Galerie Patrick Sequin, pages 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 219, 221, 250, 265, 283. Photo ref: Similar model in ‘Catalogue – Amie Siegel’ Ed Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed: die Keure 2014, pages 112, 136, 137. Photo ref: Similar model in ‘Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l’Aventure Indienne’ by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 569 under reference: PJ-SI-51-A

Chandigarh a short history: Upon the request of Prime Minister Nehru at the end of the 1940’s, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, his cousin, were entrusted with an extraordinary project : the creation of the capital of Punjab, its urban scheme, its architecture and its furniture. Chandigarh’s furniture and objects are the witness of the history of design from that time. Designed for utility purposes, those are still today pieces for everyday life and/or admire.
Similar model in “Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India” by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 219, 221, 250, 265, 283.
Literature: E. Touchaleaume & G. Moreau, « Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret – l’aventure indienne », Editions Gourcuff Gradenigo.

Price: £ 16000 The Set

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Circa 1960s India


Height: 76cm (29.9 inches)
Width: 46cm (18.1 inches)
49.5cm Deep (overall) x 45cm High (to seat) x 48.5cm High (to top of the seat cushion)

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