15 furniture items from city fetch Rs 2.7 cr

A pair of heritage chairs designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret for Panjab University fetched a record Rs 1.14 crore in an auction held at Chicago in the USA on October 26. A total of 15 furniture items of heritage value went under the hammer, fetching around Rs 2.7 crore.

The other items from Chandigarh that were auctioned included a sofa from the PU (Rs 42.17 lakh), two writing chairs (Rs 2.27 lakh each), four committee armchairs from the Punjab and Haryana High Court (Rs 12.97 lakh, Rs 10.54 lakh, Rs 7.7 lakh and Rs 7.29 lakh), two linen chests from the MLA Flats building (Rs 5.67 lakh and Rs 4.46 lakh), a pair of easy armchairs (Rs 12.16 lakh), another pair of easy armchairs (Rs 8.92 lakh), a folding screen from Administrative Building (Rs 11.35 lakh), a sofa from the High Court (Rs 10.54 lakh) and a pair of bridge armchairs from the High Court (Rs 22.70 lakh).