Set of Six Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs in Teak and Cane

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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".

Similar exhibited: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret-Chandigarh, India, 1952-1956, 2006, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.

Literature: Documenting Chandigarh, Joshi, pg. 225.

Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Design-Art-Architecture, Touchaleaume and Moreau, pg. 569.

Similar model in the catalogue "Phillips - Design London Day Sale". Sale on 28/04/2015, lot no 69.

Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 219, 221, 250, 265, 283.
Details
Creator
Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
India
Date of Manufacture
circa 1960
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Cane
Teak
Condition
Good
Dimensions
29.5 in. H x 18.25 in. W x 16.5 in. D
75 cm H x 46 cm W x 42 cm D
Seat Height
18 in. (46 cm)
Dealer Location
Brooklyn, NY
Number of Items
6
Reference Number
LU144424934263
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