Charles Dudouyt (1885-1946) was an artist, illustrator, designer and survivor of Ypres. 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. Dudouyt’s designs were collectable at the time and he survived with the help of patrons and commissions. This side table was commissioned by the Hôtel des Roches Noires in the late 1920s, popular with intellectuals of the time such as Marcel Proust – you can see photos of them in situ up until the late 1980s.
The Gueridon table is made from stained oak, with a chiselled decorative top, turned stem and signature ball feet. They bear minor traces of use to the surfaces and minor wear, but the table is in exceptional (no doubt restored) condition for their age.