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Chandigarh’s heritage auctioned in France, Italy

Amarjot Kaur

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 29

A pair every of Chandigarh’s heritage chairs and teak bedside cupboards, designed by Pierre Jeanneret, was auctioned abroad.

On this connection, Ajay Jagga, member of UT’s Heritage Objects Safety Cell, has written to India’s Minister of Tradition G Kishan Reddy and ministers of state Arjun R Meghwal and Meenakshi Lekhi. He acknowledged that the furnishings, based on the small print talked about by public sale homes, was procured from town. “The public sale of Chandigarh heritage gadgets are clearly in violation of Article 49 of the Structure of India and the MHA orders (22 February, 2011),” he wrote.

On October 27, two armchairs with picket construction and Vienna straw seat and again, coming from the furnishings of the executive premises of Chandigarh, had been auctioned in Italy for Rs8.70 lakh by an public sale home named Cambi.

On October 23, Carvajal SVV auctioned a pair of teak bedside tables, relationship again to 1955-56 from ‘Personal homes of Chandigarh and “MLA Flat” (residence for civil servants) in Chandigarh, Sectors 3 and 4’ went beneath the hammer for Rs7.81 lakh.

Jagga added, “There may be an emergent must get the matter examined from the law-enforcing companies as to how these things reached France and Italy and if legal guidelines of India, France and Italy had been adopted or not. There’s a full ban of the sale/disposal of such gadgets in India and a ban on export additionally. Whether or not the vendor is in authorized/lawful possession. As there’s a mandate beneath a Article 49, to each state, for the safety and conservation of heritage.”

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