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Charles Dudouyt Armchairs

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
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 Armchairs

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Rush, Ash, Beech, Poplar

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 Armchairs

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Rush, Ash, Beech, Poplar

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 Armchairs

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Papercord, 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 Armchairs

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Linen, Oak

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 Armchairs

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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 Armchairs

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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 Armchairs

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Straw, Oak

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 Armchairs

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Rush, Wood, 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 Armchairs

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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 Armchairs

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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 Armchairs

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Rush, Wood

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 Armchairs

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Rush, 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 Armchairs

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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 Armchairs

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Straw, Wood

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 Armchairs

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Straw, 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 Armchairs

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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 Armchairs

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Rush, Beech, Oak

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 Armchairs

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Papercord, 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 Armchairs

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Velvet, 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 Armchairs

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Oak

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 Armchairs

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Oak

French Oak Red Leather Arm Chair
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s oak arm chair with a high back and upholstered with a red leather seat and back. (C. DUDOUYT) (Matching desk: 060336)
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20th Century French Charles Dudouyt Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

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 Armchairs

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Wicker, Oak

Oak and wicker Fireside armchair by Charles Dudouyt France 1950s, set of 2
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Stavenisse, NL
A fantastic set of Fireside chairs by Charles Dudouyt in sculpted oak and wicker. The set is in typical Dudouyt fashion with the conical-shaped feet, going all the way up in one pie...
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1950s French Rustic Vintage Charles Dudouyt Armchairs

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Wicker, Oak

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Located in Wiesbaden, DE
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Dudouyt Armchairs

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French Wood and Woven Chair by Charles Dudouyt
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Art Deco Set of 6 Chairs, Dudouyt Insp. France, 1940
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Art Deco French Dining Chair by Charles Dudouyt, 6 chairs available
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Chicago, IL
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Pair of Low Slung French Art Deco Lounge Chairs
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Oak and wicker Fireside armchair by Charles Dudouyt France 1950s, set of 2
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Pair of Charles Dudouyt Armchairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Dorchester, GB
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Pair Charles Dudouyt Oak Armchairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, FR
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Charles Dudouyt armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Charles Dudouyt armchairs 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 armchairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original armchairs by Charles Dudouyt were created in the Art Deco style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Jules Leleu, André Arbus, and Pierre Dariel. Prices for Charles Dudouyt armchairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,430 and can go as high as $13,300, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,800.

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