French Art Deco Sideboard in Oak
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Attributed to Charles Dudouyt, sideboard, oak, oak veneer, brass, France 1940s.
This exceptional credenza undoubtedly breathes the Late Art Deco Period of the 1940s. Excellent craftsmanship is combined with a well-balanced eye for the composition of functional and decorative elements. Truly striking about this sideboard is de woodwork featuring well-designed proportions and artistic ornaments. The top holds a beautiful pattern of oak veneer squares and the door panels have a relief of pyramids. These graphical visualization add a wonderful rhythmic and haptic surface to the front and top. The legs are sculpturally made and the base is structured in a horizontal manner by means of the connective beam. The use of rich materials, sculptural forms and artisanal techniques make this cabinet truly unique and astonishing.
Charles Dudouyt (1885-1946) was a French designer and illustrator. In 1933, he moved to Paris where he abandoned the French classicism to opt for modernist sensibility. He mostly crafted wooden furniture in strong Art Deco forms, often using playful geometries and construction methods. His usage of an honest approach to simple materials such as wood, reminds of the robust Arts and Crafts Movement.
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