Cabinet (Cabinet)

Roger Vandercruse Lacroixabout 1765

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Numerous new types of furniture appeared in France in the 1700s with varied and specialized functions. This bedside cabinet was decorated on all four sides so that it could be placed wherever it was needed in the room. The tambour door at the top slides back, revealing a marble lined shelf that would have been used to hold a chamber pot. The doors below conceal two sets of drawers. At the right side is a drawer that once contained writing materials: a gilt bronze inkpot, a pot for sand, and a sponge box.

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  • Title: Cabinet (Cabinet)
  • Creator: Roger Vandercruse Lacroix
  • Date: about 1765
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 93.7 x 59.4 x 43.8 cm (36 7/8 x 23 3/8 x 17 1/4 in.)
  • 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
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Furniture
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 70.DA.81
  • Markings: Markings: Stamped "RVLC" inside the drawer at top right-hand side. Other Markings: Stamped "JME" inside the drawer at top right-hand side. Label: Paper label glued underneath printed with a ducal coronet above the typed inscription "CLUMBER, 4049".
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S112
  • Department: Sculpture & Decorative Arts
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Gift of J. Paul Getty
  • Classification: Decorative Arts