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Charles Dudouyt French 1940s Oak Chair

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Dudouyt turned chair in thick and heavy French Oak - finished with a lovely silk print fabric seat. Sometimes called thrown chairs or spindle chairs, they 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. In turned furniture, the individual wooden spindles of the piece were made by shaping them with chisels and gouges while they were being spun, or turned between the center points of a lathe. These chairs were designed by French designer, Charles Dudouyt, who created these carved oak chairs as ‘fireside’ chairs, hence the low seats. He crafted wooden furniture in strong Art Deco forms, using playful geometries and construction methods more in keeping with the robust Arts and Crafts Movement. Handcrafted pieces like this pair are increasingly rare and valuable.
  • Creator:
    Charles Dudouyt (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Width: 24 in (60.96 cm)Depth: 21 in (53.34 cm)Seat Height: 19 in (48.26 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1940s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Original fabric in clean condition, wood and frame is solid and can hold a normal adult. Wood has a ew scuffs here and there from use and age as appropriate.
  • Seller Location:
    East Hampton, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Gustavo Olivieri 20th C.1stDibs: LU832833603452
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