Rare and Important Judge's Desk from the High Court, Chandigarh  France/India, c. 1955 teak 127.5 w x 99.5 d x 42.75 h inches
Rare and Important Judge's Desk from the High Court, Chandigarh France/India, c. 1955 teak 127.5 w x 99.5 d x 42.75 h inches - estimate: $300,000–500,000 A Judge's desk was included in each of the eight courtrooms at the High Court in Chandigarh. Four of the examples featured integrated tops like the present lot and four examples featured removable tops that have since been lost or misplaced. Of the eight desks, this work is one of only two examples that remain intact today. provenance: High Court, Chandigarh, India | Private collection, London  literature: The Judge's Desk: The High Court, Chandigarh, O'Shea, ppg. 39-41, 43 

‘Le Corbusier + Jeanneret’ has been curated by the auction house Wright1 to preview its latest sale, and runs until 28 October 2015 in an Upper East Side townhouse in New York. Included in the dramatic installation is an exciting private collection from the Le Corbusier-designed Indian city of Chandigarh, a place where the 'Master' is said to have realised and applied his simplistic and modernistic principles to the city’s plans, both inside and out. Take, for example, the striking Judge’s desk from the courthouse of the city (estimated at 300,000-500,000 US dollars), or the rare periodical bookshelf from Chandigarh’s Punjab university, designed by Jeanneret and estimated to fetch 70,000-90,000 dollars. Wright will subsequently sell a large proportion of the objects featured in the exhibition, on 29 October in Chicago.

You can find the entire lotlist here.

  • 1. Wright presents Le Corbusier + Jeanneret, an exhibition and auction dedicated to the work of the architects including a private collection of designs from Chandigarh. This exhibition focuses on the influence of Le Corbusier’s design principles, as applied to art, architecture and design as reflected in the objects by the master and his cousin Jeanneret. Special focus is given the design of the High Court of Chandigarh, which illustrates the qualities of proportion, form and color which Le Corbusier applied to not only the city plan and structures, but also to interior layouts and the furniture within.

    The sale includes the most comprehensive private collection of designs from Chandigarh to come to market and features a rare and important Judge’s Desk designed by Le Corbusier, alongside other works from the Judge’s chambers of the High Court. Another highlight of the sale is a rare Les Mains tapestry, a woven work that further exhibits the multifaceted vision of Le Corbusier.

    All lots will be exhibited October 21st – 28th and 159 East 64th Street, New York. The auction will be held in Chicago on October 29th.