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Charles Dudouyt

French, 1885-1946

A favorite among Art Deco furniture collectors and enthusiasts, the work of Charles Dudouyt is known for its rustic and modernist sensibilities rather than the classicist design associated with the French designer and decorator's native country in the early 20th century.

Born in 1885, Dudouyt nurtured his artistic passions while studying at the Germain Pilon school. Upon graduating, he painted and earned a living as an illustrator at French publishing houses such as Calmann-Lévy and a weekly satirical magazine called L’Assiette au Beurre.

In 1918, after he returned from fighting in World War I, Dudouyt left his career as a painter and illustrator and turned to design interior furnishings instead. With his wife, he created and produced lighting fixtures and decorative objects, and in 1920, he founded a rustic furniture factory in Pontoise called L’Abeillée.

Over the next decade, Dudouyt expanded into larger-scale furniture design. In 1933, he moved to Paris and established a manufacturing company called La Gentilhommière, in which he had a store and a workshop. There, he produced a range of furniture, including chairs, cabinets, armchairs and credenzas. Dudouyt worked with a variety of woods that included oak, ash and beech, and integrated other organic materials in his seats and backrests such as leather, wicker and rope.

Dudouyt is known for his way of “embellishing chunky proportions with elegant carvings,” according to Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb of New York City design firm Jesse Paris-Lamb. Vintage Dudouyt sideboards, console tables and seating feature the distinct details now associated with Art Deco, such as geometric inlays, pronounced shapes and raised carved motifs. His oak dining chairs, while lauded for their substantial frames and durability, can also be seen as inviting and light in their sleek legs and armrests.

After he died in 1946, Dudouyt’s son Jacques continued operating La Gentilhommière until it closed in 1960. Today, Charles Dudouyt’s pieces continue to be highly sought by Art Deco interior designers and aficionados.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage Charles Dudouyt furniture.

Average Sold Price
$4,429
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Charles Dudouyt, two Armchairs in Solid Oak and Wicker circa 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Dudouyt, two armchairs in solid oak and wicker. circa 1940 cane damaged. Possibility to redo the caning if necessary.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt

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Wicker, Oak

Four Chairs Oak and Straw by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
a set of 4 Dudouyt chairs in oak and strawby Charles Dudouyt circa 1940.
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt

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Oak

Charles Dudouyt "Chaises Basses" Solid Oak and Rush Low Chairs, France 1950's
By Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Chapo, Charles Dudouyt
Located in Den Haag, NL
Charles Dudouyt "Chaises Basses" solid oak and rush low chairs, France 1950's.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt

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Rush, Oak

Rare Large Charles Dudouyt Oak and Rush Arm Chairs, France, 1950's
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Beautiful rare large and heavy Charles Dudouyt armchairs made of French solid oak. Very nice design and in a very nice original condition. Charles Dudouyt A major figure in ear...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt

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Rush, Oak

Charles Dudouyt Sideboard
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large scale 1930s French oak cabinet designed by Charles Dudouyt. Diagonal shaped pattern on front 3 door panels - with open shelving, center drawers and a drop down storage cabine...
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1940s French Vintage Charles Dudouyt

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Oak

  • Charles Dudouyt Sideboard
  • Charles Dudouyt Sideboard
  • Charles Dudouyt Sideboard
  • Charles Dudouyt Sideboard
H 41.50 in. W 81 in. D 20 in.
Charles Dudouyt, Pair of Round Midcentury Stools, France, circa 1950
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York, NY
Round polished-oak and red leather stools by French designer Charles Dudouyt.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Dudouyt

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Oak, Leather

Charles Dudouyt Stool
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
An early Dudouyt stool or table signed Labeillée early manufacture for Dudouytbefore La gentilhommière.
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1920s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt

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Oak

  • Charles Dudouyt Stool
  • Charles Dudouyt Stool
  • Charles Dudouyt Stool
  • Charles Dudouyt Stool
H 26.38 in. W 17.33 in. D 11.82 in.
Charles Dudouyt Bench
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charles Dudouyt bench with 3 woven seats and signature carved legs and back. Newly rushed seats with wonderful patina to oakwood.
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1940s French Vintage Charles Dudouyt

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Oak

  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
  • Charles Dudouyt Bench
H 35.5 in. W 66.5 in. D 24.5 in.
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Charles Dudouyt furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Charles Dudouyt furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Charles Dudouyt collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are currently 92 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Charles Dudouyt was created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by René Prou, Suzanne Guiguichon and Bar Tugas if you’re looking for additional options. Charles Dudouyt furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,094 and tops out at $39,500, while pieces like these can sell for $5,448 on average..

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