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Set of Six Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs in Teak and Cane

Origin India
Period 1950-1979
Materials teak, cane
W. 18.25 in; H. 29.5 in; D. 16.5 in;
W. 46.36 cm; H. 74.93 cm; D. 41.91 cm;
Seat H. 18 in;
Seat H. 45.72 cm;
Condition Good.
Number of Pieces 6-7
Description These Pierre Jeanneret library chairs (model PJ-SI-51-A) were originally designed for the University of Punjab's central library in Chandigarh in 1959. The frames are solid teak with braided cane-work seats. There are solid 'banner' style backrests (slanted and slightly curved) and 'X' type double leg assembly, with the legs connected by a rail at the back.
Although designed as library chairs, these are suitable for dining use.
Two of the six are hand-painted to reverse to indicate place designation within the school: [P.Sc./29 C.R.] and [P.U.L. 316].
Seat height without the cushion: 17" with: 18".
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Book References Documenting Chandigarh, Joshi, pg. 225. Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Design-Art-Architecture, Touchaleaume and Moreau, pg. 569.
Catalog References Similar model in the catalogue "Phillips - Design London Day Sale". Sale on 28/04/2015, lot no 69.
Article References Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 219, 221, 250, 265, 283.
News references Similar exhibited: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret-Chandigarh, India, 1952-1956, 2006, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.
Incollect Reference Number 200214
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