Chandigarh heritage furniture auctioned in US, again
This was highlighted by a city-based lawyer, Ajay Jagga, in a communication to UT administrator VP Singh Badnore.punjab Updated: Jun 09, 2017 15:42 IST
Heritage furniture items from Chandigarh were reportedly auctioned for $1.16 lakh (Rs 74.64 lakh) in US on Tuesday.
Several creations of Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier that include a library chair from Panjab University (1960); a collapsible single bed designed for PU student halls and residences (1955-1956); a writing table for junior officers of the secretariat (1957-1958); a set of four office armchairs designed for the architects office in the secretariat and administrative buildings (1955-1956) and a folding screen designed for the secretariat, assembly and PU administrative buildings (1957-1958) were sold off in New York by auction house Phillips.
This was highlighted by a city-based lawyer, Ajay Jagga, in a communication to UT administrator VP Singh Badnore.
The lawyer pointed out that the auctioning took place without any resistance from any quarters.
He said nothing has been done to check the sale of creations of Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier abroad.
He said as mentioned in Article 51-A of the Constitution of India, one should value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture and safeguard public property.