Eric Touchaleaume and Gerald Moreau, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, L'aventure indienne, Design, Art, Architecture, Montreuil, 2010, pp. 380-381 and 580 Galerie Patrick Seguin, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India, Paris, 2014, pp. 168-169, 185, 197, 224-229 and 286
Fair overall condition
The surface presents with scratches, scuffs, minutes dents and minute chips, the later mostly concentrated along the edges and the lower half of the legs. The lower edges of the legs present with more significant chips of wood consistent with age and use. The table has been previously restored and a thick varnish has been added later on the wood in order to cover previous chips of veneer. Some chips are still visible beneath the varnish, including larger ones on an area of 20 x 20 cm on the table top, as partially visible in the catalogue illustration. There are two small chips of veneer on the top. The teak veneer presents with instances of significant lifting, with air bubbles beneath the veneer and some craquelures.
The wood is sligtly dry overall and presents with cracks inherent to the aging of the material.
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