The J. Paul Getty Museum

Cabinet (Cabinet)

Object Details

Title:

Cabinet (Cabinet)

Artist/Maker:

Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French, 1727 - 1799, master 1755)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1765

Medium:

Oak and fir veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, and holly; gilt-bronze mounts; white marble interior shelf

Object Number:

70.DA.81

Dimensions:

93.7 × 59.4 × 43.8 cm (36 7/8 × 23 3/8 × 17 1/4 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of J. Paul Getty

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Object Description

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. 

Provenance
Provenance
-

Possibly Dukes of Newcastle (Clumber House, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England), by inheritance to Henry Pelham A.D. Pelham-Clinton.

- 1928

Henry Pelham A. D. Pelham-Clinton, 14th Earl of Lincoln (1864-1879), 7th Duke of Newcastle (1879-1928), British, 1864 - 1928 (Clumber House, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England), by inheritance to his nephew, Henry E.H. Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 1928.
Source: Old English, Continental and Oriental Porcelain [...], Christie's, London, June 9, 1937. The property of the Earl of Lincoln removed from Clumber, Worksop, Notts and inherited under the will of the 7th Duke of Newcastle.

1928 - 1937

Henry E. H. Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 16th Earl of Lincoln (1928-1941), 9th Duke of Newcastle (1941-1988), British, 1907 - 1988 (Clumber House, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) [sold, Old English, Continental and Oriental Porcelain [...], Property of the Earl of Lincoln, Christie's, London, June 9-10, 1937, lot 253, for £315 to J. M. Botibol.]

1937 - 1938

J. M. Botibol, in business 1920 - 1953 (24 Hanway Street, London, England), sold to J. Paul Getty, July 1938.

1938 - 1970

J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1970.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Paris: Life & Luxury (April 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 26 to August 7, 2011
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 18, 2011 to January 2, 2012
Bibliography
Bibliography

Christie, Manson & Woods, London. Old English, Continental and Oriental Porcelain... English and French Decorative Furniture and Objects of Art, the Property of The Honourable the Earl of Lincoln. June 9-10, 1937, p. 52, lot 253, ill.

Valentiner, William R., and Paul Wescher. The J. Paul Getty Museum Guidebook (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1954), p. 17, no. 8.

Wescher, Paul. "French Furniture of the Eighteenth Century in the J. Paul Getty Museum." The Art Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer 1955), p. 125.

Valentiner, William R., and Paul Wescher. The J. Paul Getty Museum Guidebook. 2nd ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1956), pp. 31-32, no. 8.

Getty, J. Paul. Chefs-d'oeuvre de la collection J. Paul Getty (Monaco: Jaspard, Polus & Cie, 1963), p. 125, ill.

Getty, J. Paul. The Joys of Collecting (New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1965), p. 155, ill.

Jones, Anne Marian. A Handbook of the Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1965), pp. 10, 22, no. D-45.

Frel, Jiri, Burton B. Fredericksen, and Gillian Wilson. The J. Paul Getty Museum Guidebook. 3rd ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1975), p. 86.

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Wilson, Gillian. Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1977), p. 68, no. 91.

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Kjellberg, Pierre. Le Mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle: Dictionnaire des ébénistes et des menuisiers (Paris: Éditions de l'Amateur, 1989), p. 764.

Bremer-David, Charissa, et al. Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), p. 20, no. 14.

Wilson, Gillian, and Catherine Hess. Summary Catalogue of European Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 9, no. 14.

Bremer-David, Charissa, ed. Paris: Life & Luxury in the Eighteenth Century, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011), p. 117, no. 10.

DeJean, Joan. "A New Interiority: The Architecture of Privacy in Eighteenth-Century Paris." In Paris: Life & Luxury in the Eighteenth Century, exh. cat. Charissa Bremer-David, ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011), pp. 44-45, fig. 26.