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Charles Dudouyt Seating

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.

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Creator: Charles Dudouyt
Pair of Oak and Rush Chairs by Charles Dudouyt, France, 1940's
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of armchairs in stained oak and rush by collectible art deco designer, Charles Dudouyt. Well-crafted hardwood frames with stylized lathe turned details support a woven rush sea...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Armchairs Charles Dudouyt, oak and straw 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, FR
Armchairs Charles Dudouyt, oak and straw 1940 in oak and straw seats. The seats of the armchairs have been completely redone. Armchair dimensions H78 x W59 x P54 Seat height: 30 cm.
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Oak

French Wood and Woven Chair by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible wood and woven chair by Charles Dudouyt from France 1940's. Solid and chunky tapered legs with beautiful wavy carved wood back. Newly ...
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Mid-20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Wood

Charles Dudouyt Turned Walnut + Rush Seat Armchairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Pair of woven rush seat armchairs with turned walnut legs and rails by Charles Dudouyt.
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1940s Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Wood, Walnut

Art Deco French Dining Chair by Charles Dudouyt, 4 chairs available
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Chicago, IL
1930’s French dining chair designed by Charles Dudouyt. 4 chairs available. New chenille upholstery
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Chenille, Wood

Charles Dudouyt Oak and Straw chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Painter and illustrator turned furniture designer Charles Dudouyt (1885-1946) sense of rusticity and modernism is strikingly present in this set of 1930s chairs.
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1930s French Rustic Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Oak

Pair of oak armchairs by Charles Dudouyt, 1940's
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Pair of carved oak armchairs with low rushed seats by French designer Charles Dudouyt, 1940's. He designed these chairs as fireplace chairs.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Charles Dudouyt Easy Chairs, 1940s, Set of 2
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Charles Dudouyt easy chairs, straw and wood, France, 1940s, set of two. Recalling the turned chair model, Charles Dudouyt created these carved chairs as 'fireside' chairs, hence the low seats. Using playful geometries and construction, he crafted the wooden structure in Art Deco forms. The seats' original straw is preserved and creates a charming contrast with the dark wooden structure. The legs are joined by crosspieces, enhancing the squared shape of the design. Dudouyt enriched the typical French straw chair...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Wood

Oak and Straw Chair by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Kaštel Sućurac, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
This French Art Deco dining chair in solid oak was created in the 1940s by Charles Dudouyt. We can clearly see the work of the French school of the ...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

Set of 12 Fine French Art Deco Oak Dining Chairs by Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Charles Dudouyt - A set of 12 fine French Art Deco dining chairs in solid oak. Half of them are stamped.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

Charles Dudouyt Easy Chairs, 1960s, Set of 4
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Charles Dudouyt easy chairs, straw and wood, France, 1940s, set of four. Recalling the turned chair model, Charles Dudouyt created these carved chairs as 'fireside' chairs, hence the low seats. Using playful geometries and construction, he crafted the wooden structure in Art Deco forms. The seats' original straw is preserved and creates a charming contrast with the dark wooden structure. The legs are joined by crosspieces, enhancing the squared shape of the design. Dudouyt enriched the typical French straw chair...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Wood

Set of Four French Art Deco Chairs by Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of four French Art Deco oak chairs by Dudouyt.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

Charles Dudouyt, Art Deco Stool in Oak circa 1935, Signed
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Dudouyt, Art Deco stool in oak circa 1935, signed.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

Charles Dudouyt, 2 Art Deco Oak and Leather Chairs, circa 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Dudouyt, 2 Art Deco oak and leather chairs, circa 1940. hauteur de l'accoudoir : 66 cm   
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Velvet, Oak

Set of 6 Charles Dudouyt Rush Back Oak Frame Dining Chairs C1940s France
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Trensacq, FR
Fabulous set of six French oak and rush back and seat dining chairs, by Charles Dudouyt C1940           Great design and good craftsmanship. All original carved dark oak frames, sig...
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1940s French Brutalist Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Set of Six Dining Chairs by Charles Dudouyt, France, c. 1940s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York City, NY
Priced as a set; six available. Two of the chairs are slightly smaller than the others. Tall Chairs (4): H 35 1/4 x W 18.25 x D 17.5 x SH 19.5 in H 89.5 x W 46.33 x D 44.5 x SH 49.5...
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1940s French Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Suite de 4 chaises brutalistes Charles Dudouyt vintage en bois et paille
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in BESANÇON, FR
4 chaises brutalistes vintage des années 60, attribuées à Charles Dudouyt, style chalet rustique, en bois et assises paillées. Bon état général, avec tout le charme et la patine du t...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Wood

Pair Of Provincial Charles Dudouyt Tabouret Stools, 1950s France
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Gardena, CA
Pair of Mid-Century French Provincial triangular 'tabouret' stools circa 1950.
Hand-woven rush seat on a turned oak triangular frame. A quintessential classic of traditional French ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Pair of French Art Deco Oakwood Dining Chairs by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
This dining chair was designed around 1930 by French designer Charles Dudouyt. It is an Art Deco design from a period just before the mid-century period, and while it still retains s...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

Oak Armchair by Charles Dudouyt, France, c. 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York City, NY
Two other chairs are available, upholstered in a rust red linen fabric. Smart, tall chair with comfortable upholstery and elegant lines. New cushions with blue linen upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century French Arts and Crafts Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Linen, Oak

Pair of Charles Dudouyt Chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Pair of Charles Dudouyt chairs with rushed seats and signature carved oak frames. Wonderful original patina to oak France, 1940s
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1940s French Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

French Wood and Woven Chair by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible wood and woven chair by Charles Dudouyt from France 1940's. Solid and chunky tapered legs with beautiful wavy carved wood back. Origin...
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Mid-20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Wood

Pair of 1940's Oak and Woven Lounge Chairs by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning pair of 1940's French oak and woven armchairs by Charles Dudouyt. Beautiful carved wood detail throughout with intricately woven tan and green papercord seat. Adjustable sla...
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Early 20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Papercord, Oak

Pair of Charles Dudouyt chairs, 1940's
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Transporting us to 1940s France, the exquisite set of vintage oak and wicker chairs designed by renowned artist Charles Dudouyt invites us to relive the charm and elegance of a bygon...
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1940s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Wicker, Wood

Rare Charles Dudouyt Set of Armchairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in BARCELONA, ES
The large armchairs of the rare model designed by Charles Dudouyt are a true rarity that fuses sculptural art with functionality. Dudouyt, renowned for his distinctive approach to fu...
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Early 20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Linen, Oak, Hardwood

Rare Charles Dodouyt sofa
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in BARCELONA, ES
The large armchairs of the rare model designed by Charles Dudouyt are a true rarity that fuses sculptural art with functionality. Dudouyt, renowned for his distinctive approach to fu...
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Early 20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Linen, Oak

French 1940's Charles Dudouyt Oak & Rush Dining Chairs - Set of 4
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in East Hampton, NY
Amazingly restored vintage Set of 4 Charles Dudouyt Oak Chairs with rush seats. NOTE: we also have the matching dining table with extensions available in separate listing. Please ...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Charles Dudouyt French Oak & Rush Rope Chair
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charles Dudouyt French oak & rush rope chair France, circa 1940s This handsome side chair will add wonderful texture and rich history to any room Heavy weight solid oak frame Patin...
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1940s French Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Pair of low straw chairs by Charles Dudouyt, France, circa 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
Pair of low chairs by Charles Dudouyt. Dudouyt began his career as a cabinetmaker and worked for important cabinetmakers, such as Dominique, and for private clients. He quickly deve...
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1940s French Brutalist Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Wood, Beech

Charles Dudouyt Style Stools, France, 1950s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in London, GB
A set of Charles Dudouyt stools, France, 1950s. Stable, ready to use condition. The price is for the set of 4 but can also sell individually. Fast shipping worldwide. Stools Ta...
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Mid-20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Wood

Charles Dudouyt Set of Six (6) Rush and Walnut Dining Chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in East Hampton, NY
Vintage Walnut and rush seat dining chairs by Charles Dudouyt, France 1940s. Dudouyt crafted wooden furniture in strong Art Deco/ brutalist forms, using playful geometries and const...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Walnut

Oak Armchair by Charles Dudouyt, c. 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York City, NY
Oak Armchair by Charles Dudouyt, France, c. 1940 Smart, tall chairs with comfortable upholstery and elegant lines.
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20th Century French Modern Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

A Charles Dudouyt oak 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A rare seat in oak by Charles DUDOUYT
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

1940s French Dining Chair by Charles Dudouyt with Natural Rush Weave
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in London, GB
Single rustic dining chair by Charles Dudouyt with a natural rush weave.
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1940s French French Provincial Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Rush, Oak

A Pair of Charles Dudouyt Stools, France, 1950s
By Charlotte Perriand, Charles Dudouyt
Located in London, GB
A rare pair of Charles Dudouyt stools, France, 1950s. The wooden frames in original condition with a nice patina and minor signs of use and wear and minor losses relative to age. T...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Wood

1940's Oak and Woven Lounge Chair by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning 1940's French oak and woven armchair by Charles Dudouyt. Beautiful carved wood detail throughout with intricately woven papercord seat. Adjustable slat back folds forward on...
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Early 20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Papercord, Oak

Forest Green Charles Dudouyt Captain Chair, France 1950s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York, NY
Solid oak armchair with stacking detail in original patina and upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

1940s French Chair by Charles Dudouyt with a unique two-tone rush weave
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in London, GB
Single rustic dining chair by Charles Dudouyt with a unique two-tone red and natural rush weave.
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1940s French French Provincial Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak, Straw

"Chaises Basses" Low Chairs by Charles Dudouyt, France 1930s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Utrecht, NL
Turned chairs — sometimes called thrown chairs or spindle chairs — represent a style of Elizabethan or Jacobean turned furniture that had a vogue in late 16th and early 17th century England, New England and Holland. The technique was carried on to the 20th century and was widespread in Europe as well, where craftsmen created durable pieces for various interiors and purposes. These chairs were designed by French designer, Charles Dudouyt, who originally created this pair of small carved chairs as ‘fireside’ chairs, hence the “chaises basses...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Papercord, Wood

Charles Dudouyt, French decorator, set of 4 low chairs, 1940s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in leucate, FR
4 French design armchairs. These armchairs were designed by designer Charles Dudouyt in the 1930s. They are made up of a solid oak structure and a seat in woven rye straw. The wood ...
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1940s European French Provincial Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Oak

Pair of Armchairs by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great pair of carved wood armchairs by Charles Dudouyt from France, 1940s. Beautiful woven rush back and seat. Intricate carved wood detail on arms, legs, and wood frame with dark st...
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Mid-20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Wood

Pair of Bridge Chairs Signed Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pair of bridge armchairs in oak signed Dudouyt.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

Charles Dudouyt Art Deco Lounge Chair with Rush Seat
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Charles Dudouyt, lounge chair, poplar, ash, beech, rush, France, 1940s. Decorative lounge chair designed by Charles Dudouyt. The frame has multiple carved details that add up to a c...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Ash, Beech, Poplar

8 BRUTALIST RUSTIC MODERN Modernist CHAIRS by CHARLES DUDOUYDT, France 1950
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in PARIS, FR
A set of 8 powerfull chairs in massive dark wood and bright straw seatings, by Charles Dudouyt, France 1950. The thick wood structures are giving the chairs a strong and solid feel, ...
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1950s French Brutalist Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Bentwood

Pair of French Oak and Papercord Chairs by Charles Dudouyt
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in London, Charterhouse Square
A pair of French Art Deco solid oak and papercord chairs by Charles Dudouyt. Foldable back rest with beautiful turned details throughout.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Papercord, Oak

Charles Dudouyt Chair
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Single Charles Dudouyt "Fire Side" chair with low rushed seats and beautiful carved oak.  
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1940s French Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Set of 12 Painted Oak and Rush Turned Chairs by Charles Dudouyt, France 1940
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of 12 Painted Oak and Rush Turned Chairs by Charles Dudouyt, France 1940s Turned chairs — sometimes called thrown chairs or spindle chairs — represe...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Oak

Pair Charles Dudouyt "Ladder Back" Armchairs in Oak and Rush Seat, France, 1940s
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Almelo, NL
Charles Dudouyt "Ladder Back" armchairs In oak and rush seat, France 1940s This very comfortable ladder back chairs with armrests were crafted in Normandy, France circa 1940. Buil...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Beech, Oak

Charles Dudouyt Pair of Art Deco Lounge Chairs with Rush Seat
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Charles Dudouyt, pair of lounge chairs, poplar, ash, beech, rush, France, 1940s. Decorative lounge chairs designed by Charles Dudouyt. The frame has multiple carved details that add up to a complex whole. Carved lines and circular ends, straight and round parts come together to form a rather striking Art Deco chair. A special feature is the flexible backrest that can be moved all the way towards the seat. Webbed...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Rush, Ash, Beech, Poplar

1940 Charles Dudouyt Wicker and Oak Pair of Chair
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Brescia, IT
Wicker seat and oak frame. Excellent condiction Measures: H seat: 30 cm.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Straw, Oak

Set of Six Dudouyt Chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A set of 6 Dudouyt chairs in oak and leather seat.
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

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 Seating

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Oak

Pair of Charles Dudouyt Finca Style Chairs with Wicker Upholstery
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Pair of Finca style chairs by Charles Dudouyt. Small fire side chairs with beautiful carved oak frames and rationalist style wicker upholstery. Midcentury 1940s. As you can see o...
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1940s European Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Wicker, Oak

Pair of Charles Dudouyt Armchairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York, NY
A pair of oak armchairs (signed below) by Charles Dudouyt.
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

Set of Six Dudouyt Chairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A set of six Charles Dudouyt chairs in leather and oak.
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Wood

Charles Dudouyt Armchairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Charles dudouyt armchairs in oak.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Oak

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 Seating

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Leather, Oak

Charles Dudouyt Art Deco Lounge Chair in Solid Oak and Papercord
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Charles Dudouyt, lounge chair, oak, paper cord, France, 1940s Decorative lounge chair by Charles Dudouyt. The frame has multiple carved details that add up to a complex whole. Carve...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Seating

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Papercord, Oak

Charles Dudouyt seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Charles Dudouyt seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Charles Dudouyt seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Charles Dudouyt were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Jean Prouvé, André Sornay, and Olivier Mourgue. Prices for Charles Dudouyt seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,000 and can go as high as $18,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,750.

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