皮卡特早年受維堯姆（J. B. Vuillaume）聘請在巴黎接受名師佩索瓦（J. P. M. Persoit）的製弓訓練，初期受到佩索瓦及圖爾特兩者的影響，但很快發展出個人特色。他的風格陽剛卻不顯僵硬，弓頭類似斧頭型，與馬尾庫的方形喉部呼應，並獨創了近乎三角形的弓桿截面。約1836年，皮卡特離開工作十年的維堯姆琴行，轉到呂波（Francois Lupot II）門下，並在呂波1838年過世後承接他的工作室，從此開啟了職業生涯的黃金時期。
Dominique Peccatte (1810-1874) is one of the greatest makers in the French bow making history. His unique style became a fashion that influenced many bow makers since the 1840s in Paris and Mirecourt and he opened a new era of French bow making after Tourte.
In early years, Peccatte was invited by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume to come to Paris to be trained by the great bow maker Jean Pierre Marie Persoit. At first, Peccatte was influenced by the styles of both Persoit and Tourte, but he soon developed his own characteristics. Peccatte’s style is masculine but without rigidity. The head models are somewhat hatchet-shaped and the throats of the frogs are square-shaped. The cross section of his stick contour is nearly triangular, which is another one of his brilliant innovations. He left Vuillaume around 1836 to work for François Lupot II. After Lupot's death in 1838 he took over the workshop, which marked the beginning of his best period of work.
The violin bow made by Dominique Peccatte around 1845-50 is a representative work of his mature period. Peccatte’s bows possess incredible tonal quality and excellent playability, which have been revered and treasured by innumerable renowned soloists and collectors in history, second only to bows of François Tourte.