Fine Pair of Early 19th Century American Rococo Revival Chairs in Mahogany

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Overview

An exquisite pair of very finely carved Rococo-style chairs in mahogany with elaborate rocaille embellishments throughout. The high quality and well articulated carving suggest that they are NY made and can be attributed to or were influenced by the workshop of Charles Baudouine. Charles Baudouine (June 1, 1808 – January 13, 1895 was an American cabinetmaker and interior decorator, and was the patriarch of a major family in New York society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in New York of Huguenot ancestry, Baudouine was first listed as a cabinetmaker in the New York City Directory of 1829-30, working at 508 Pearl Street. He is considered one of the most talented cabinetmakers to have worked in New York in the post-Duncan Phyfe era. Indeed, Ernest Hagen, himself a well-known cabinetmaker (who had at one time worked for Baudouine), called him "the leading cabinetmaker of New York." Much of Baudouine's work was executed in the Rococo Revival style, based on simplified Louis XV designs.

24" wide x 24" deep x 43 1/2" high

Details

OF THE PERIOD
Rococo Revival

PLACE OF ORIGIN
United States

DATE OF MANUFACTURE
1830

PERIOD
19th Century

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Hand-Carved Mahogany, Upholstery

CONDITION
Excellent. Some minor repairs, original finish, quality fabric and upholstery. Wide comfortable seats.

WEAR
Wear consistent with age and use

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