Charles Dudouyt Large Art Deco Credenza
Charles Dudouyt, sideboard, oak and brass, France, 1930s.
Sturdy credenza in oak in an exceptional size with graphical door panels. This four-door sideboard is equipped with several shelves and drawers which provide plenty of storage space. Combined with the door panels and base these details show the great craftsmanship of Charles Dudouyt. In this sideboard masculine elements are combined with highly detailed woodwork. The rectangular patterns in woodwork at the front and the bulky legs give this cabinet a vibrant appearance and emphasize the dimensionality.
This credenza has a sturdy appearance, and is more robust then most Art Deco sideboards. Designers Charles Dudouyt and Gaston Poisson are masters in this style. They combine the more feminine and refined Art Deco style with graphical patterns and masculine elements.