Cabinet (Cabinet) (3/4 right)

Roger Vandercruse Lacroix

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This cabinet has decoration on all four sides so the owner could place it anywhere. It uses tambour doors to save space; these doors consist of thin strips of wood attached to a flexible backing and slide back to reveal the interior. Inside, the cabinet has two sets of drawers and a marble lined shelf that would have held a chamber pot. The drawer on the right side once contained writing materials: a gilt bronze inkpot, a pot for sand, and a sponge box. The cabinet’s small size and varied storage spaces allow it to support the assortment of tasks a person would do in a bedroom, where people frequently conducted business and received guests during this time.


  • Title: Cabinet (Cabinet) (3/4 right)
  • Creator: Roger Vandercruse Lacroix
  • Date Created: about 1765
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 93.7 × 59.4 × 43.8 cm (36 7/8 × 23 3/8 × 17 1/4 in.)
  • Type: Furniture
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Oak and fir veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, and holly; gilt-bronze mounts; white marble interior shelf
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 70.DA.81
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French, 1727 - 1799, master 1755)
  • Classification: Decorative Art (Art Genre)

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