Desk and Office Chair
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Property from a Private Collection, London
Desk and Office Chair
model nos. PJ-BU-19-A and PJ-SI-28-A
teak, cane, brass, leather
desk numbered YULI-X-4DR-2
desk: 28 1/2 x 46 x 30 1/2 in. (72.4 x116.8 x 77.5 cm)
chair: 31 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 19 in. (79.4 x 52.1 x 48.3 cm)
Overall in very good condition. As is common with Jeanneret designs, the wooden surfaces present with irregularities inherent to the wood selection and expected signs of age. The teak with scratches, abrasions, stable hairline cracks, edge indentations and scattered discolorations to the finish throughout consistent with gentle use, as well as occasional evidence of prior sensitive restoration and inpainting. The proper right armrest of the chair presents with an area of small wormholes to the wooden surface, which are stable and not visually distracting. The chair has been re-caned at some point in the history of the piece and the caning is in overall very good condition with some occasional and rare loose threads. The reverse of the chair bears an old paper label applied by the cane restorer. The leather tabletop appears to have been replaced at some point in the desk’s history and is in excellent overall condition with a few minor surface scratches and light wear consistent with age and gentle use.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2004-2010
Eric Touchaleaume and Gerald Moreau, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Design-Art-Architecture, Paris, 2010, pp. 392 and 577 (for the desk); pp. 364-365 and 562 (for the chair)