Lot 6
  • 6

Pierre Jeanneret

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Pierre Jeanneret
  • Side Chair Designed for the University of Punjab, Chandigarh, India
  • inscribed PSA-WC-86/547 and IPP3
  • teak and rattan
model no. PJ-SI-54-A

Provenance

Chandigarh, India

Literature

Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: L'Aventure Indienne, Paris, 2010, p. 570
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India, 1951-66, Paris, 2014, pp. 208-209 and 285

Condition

Overall in good condition. The surfaces with scattered scuffs, scratches, chips, dents and minor areas of discoloration consistent with age and use. The frame with a few areas which have been professionally and sensitively filled. The join at the rear proper right of the seat and backrest with a replaced area measuring approximately 2 ¾ x 3/8 x ¼ in., stable and not visually distracting. The join of the stretcher at the proper left leg is loose and with a chip measuring approximately ¾ x 5/8 in. The proper right edge of the backrest near the join with a few minor chips, not visually distracting. The rear of the seat frame with a few minor shallow dents. The rear joins of the seat frame with a few losses, which are stable. The rear of the front proper left leg with a minor loss measuring approximately 2 x ¼ in. The underside of the proper right leg base with a crack measuring approximately 3 ¼ in., stable and not visible when the chair is upright. The seat has been recaned. A simple and elegant design by Pierre Jeanneret.
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