Commode Maker: Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799) Date: ca. 1755–60 Culture: French, Paris Medium: Oak veneered with tulip-, rose-, and end cut kingwood, gilt bronze, rouge griotte marble
Commode (Getty Museum)Gilles Joubert French, Paris, 1769 Oak veneered with kingwood, tulipwood, holly, satiné (bloodwood), and ebony; gilt bronze mounts; sarrancolin des Pyrenées marble top 3 ft. 13/16 in. x 5 ft. 11 1/4 in. x 2 ft. 3 in.
The King’s interior cabinet. Louis XV often came here, and it was from the balcony of this room that, with tears in his eyes, he watched the departure of the funeral procession taking away Madame de Pompadour, one winter evening in Château de Versailles