Pierre Jeanneret took the lead in this "20th-century special" with this conference table.
Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967), Boomerang Table "PJ-TAT-14-A", rectangular teak table with legs at each end in the form of inverted double boomerangs connected by two stretchers, c. 1963, 80 x 244 x 122 cm (31.5 x 96 x 48 in).
Result : €51,250
Represented by a dozen pieces of furniture, Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) was in the limelight at this sale dedicated to the 20th century, mainly thanks to this conference table, which fetched €51,250. Made for Le Corbusier around 1963, it was intended for the Palace of Assembly in Chandigarh, the Indian city designed from scratch by the Franco-Swiss architect. The table's graceful legs feature the leitmotif of several buildings in the complex: the "V" shape designed to lighten the load-bearing concrete structures. Only a few examples of this model were produced, with variations in their dimensions. Made in around 1957-1958 for the secretariat and various administrative buildings of the new city, a desk with the reference "PJ-BU-02-A", featuring pigeonholes designed to hold books, obtained €13,503. In contrast with these decidedly functionalist pieces, Albert Cheuret (1884-1966) elegantly combined Art Nouveau and Art Deco in a bronze and alabaster chandelier shaped like a heron. This fine object took flight at €18,750. A similar result was achieved by Nicolas Tarkhoff's painting of Les Tentes sur la plage, Soulac-sur-Mer (Tents on the Beach at Soulac-sur-Mer), depicted in an Impressionistic style (46 x 65 cm/18.1 x 25.6 in).