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Pierre Jeanneret

Periodicals Bookcase

Property of a Distinguished Private Collector

Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret

Periodicals Bookcase

Periodicals Bookcase

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Property of a Distinguished Private Collector

Pierre Jeanneret

Periodicals Bookcase


circa 1961-1962

model no. PJ-R-26-A

teak, aluminum

signed in white paint NSIC/RJP/ADM/FF/5.0177 and NSIC/RJP/FF/5.000411

74¼ x 36¼ x 18¾ in. (188.6 x 92.1 x 47.6 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, losses, and scattered discolorations to the finish throughout consistent with gentle use, as well as areas with evidence of prior restoration and inpainting. Some of the edges and sides of the bookcase with losses to the veneer concentrated to the upper edges. The metal operational elements are in functional condition and present with oxidation and very minor rust marks throughout, consistent with age and use.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Eric Touchaleaume and Gerald Moreau, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Design-Art-Architecture, Paris, 2010, pp. 377-378 and 596 (for related examples)