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Grandfather's chair has made a triumphant reappearance.

A pair of armchairs made by French architect Le Corbusier and his associate, Pierre Jeanneret, for the Chandigarh High Court recently went up for auction in New York. They were made by the two men. Lounge chairs made of teak wood and cane were sleek and sophisticated. They were the kind of chairs we all know. Chances are, for most of us, it would be an important part of our ancestral homes. The head of the house would read the paper there or hold family meetings there. This is what happened to the chair that belonged to grandfather. It was put away and then thrown away because modern furniture was more popular. This is the