FABULOUS LARGE ART DECO OAK BAR CABINET BY CHARLES DUDOUYT WITH GLASS SHELVES

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A FABULOUS LARGE ART DECO OAK BAR CABINET BY CHARLES DUDOUYT. WITH TWO BRUTALIST GEOMETRIC RELIEF PATTERNED DOORS WITH ORIGINAL BRASS KEY AND SCROLLING CARVED DETAIL AROUND THE FRAME, MOUNTED ON INTERESTING CIRCULAR BASE FEET.

THIS IS A FANTASTIC QUALITY PIECE WITH EXQUISITE DETAIL BOTH INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR THAT IS IN GREAT ORIGNAL CONDITION, THE DOOR OPEN TO REVEAL FOUR GLASS SHELVES EITHER SIDE OF FIVE CENTRAL SATINWOOD DRAWERS AND SHELVES. THE EDGE OF THE MAIN TOP SHELF ABOVE HAS INLAID MARQUETRY DETAIL.

THERE IS AN INTERNAL LIGHT THAT COMERS ON WHEN THE DOOR IS OPEN.

CHARLES DUDOUYT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOVING FRANCE’S DESIGN AESTHETIC FROM AN ELABORATE CLASSICISM TO A MORE MODERNIST SENSIBILITY.

FOLLOWING WORLD WAR I DUDOUYT ABANDONED PAINTING AND DRAWING TO MANUFACTURE LAMPS AND OTHER DECORATIVE OBJECTS.

HE MOVED TO PARIS IN 1933 MOVING FURTHER AWAY FROM FRENCH CLASSICISM AND ADOPTING MORE REFINED CONTEMPORARY FORMS WITH HIS TRADEMARK GEOMETRIC DESIGNS USING SIMPLE MATERIALS LIKE OAK AND OTHER WOODS.

DURING THIS TIME IN PARIS UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1946 HE PRODUCED PIECES ON A MORE AMBITIOUS SCALE OF PRODUCTION, MAKING LARGER PIECES OF FURNITURE AND SEATING.

ORIGIN: FRANCE

DATE: 1930S

DIMENSIONS:

HEIGHT: 68.31 IN. (173.5 CM)

WIDTH: 55.71 IN. (141.5 CM)

DEPTH: 19.69 IN. (50 CM)

CONDITION: GOOD. REWIRED: NEW WIRING AND FITTINGS ON THE INTERNAL LIGHT. WEAR CONSISTENT WITH AGE AND USE.

PRODUCT CODE: FUR 125

PLEASE NOTE THAT DELIVERY/SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THIS ITEM.

PURCHASES CAN BE PICKED UP FROM THE GALLERY BY APPOINTMENT OR WE'RE HAPPY TO ARRANGE DELIVERY/SHIPPING.