5 June 2007
PIERRE JEANNERET (1896-1967)
A Teak, Lacquered Metal and Glass Library Table, circa 1966
29 1/8 in. (74 cm.) high, 96 7/8 in. (246 cm.) wide, 40 7/8 in. (124 cm.) deep
stencilled in red with information about library department on metal lamp shade
Punjab University, Library, Chandigarh.
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Tables of this model could be found in several libraries of the different faculties of the university. Manufacturing of these library tables continued over two decades and the quality of execution varies. The present table belongs to the first generation of manufacture and is an example of the high standard of craftsmanship and quality of materials employed.
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