Charles Boudoine (not Belter) Armchair

by John Werry on June 24, 2007

1294 3 lg 714844 Charles Boudoine (not Belter) ArmchairUp for Auction is a very nice Rococo Rosewood armchair I will attribute to Charles Boudoine, and I believe incorrectly marked as John Henry Belter for it’s auction. In looking at the listing, the “earlobe” carving on the chair back reminded me of Boudoine but not of Belter. Charles Boudoine was of French descent, born in 1808 in New York and made furniture in the Rococo style. A notable employee of Boudoine’s was Anton/Anthony (I’ve seen both) Kimbel of Kimbel & Cabus. Boudoine’s work to me looks like a combination of Meeks and Belter influences. You can see a full parlor set including an identical armchair on the far right by Boudoine here. You can see the full description and $29,900 winning bid by scrolling down to lot 1149 here. Bidding on this chair starts at $1,750 and ends June 29th.

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