Secretary with slightly curved sides in rosewood, amaranth and sycamore veneer and inlaid decoration in wood with flowered branch tips. It opens to a large drawer with a secret opening, a flap revealing lockers and six small drawers, and has two leaves. Cambered front legs.
Ornamentation of chased and gilded bronzes. Breche d'Alep marble top.
Stamped RVLC and Jurande stamp.
Transition period Louis XV/Louis XVI.
(Reconditioned and small lacks in the veneer).
Height: 145 cm - Width: 92 cm
Depth: 37 cm
Roger Vandercruse dit Lacroix (1728-1799), received master in 1755, is linked to most of the great cabinetmakers of
Faubourg Saint Antoine. The great quality of his work made him famous and quickly, thanks to the merchants Gilles Joubert and Poirier, he worked for the Court: the Duke of Orleans, Madame
Victoire, the Countess of Provence and the Countess of Barry.
An identical decoration on a straight secretary stamped RVLC reproduced in: Salverte, Les ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle, De Nobele, 1967, pl. XL.
An identical secretary: Sale, Viel collection, Georges Petit gallery, May 1932, n°92.
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Location of the item France - 75009 Paris