The top of this elegant worktable was meant to be used as a guéridon, to support a candelstick offering light when the owner, most likely an aristocratic woman, was working on her needlepoint or sewing at night.
Marking: Glazed on back of plaque and painted in gold: interlaced L's enclosing GG with letter V below [Sèvres factory mark with date-letters for 1784]
The Lords Hillingdon , London ; Edith Chester Beatty , London ; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 1976; to MMA)
Artist: Attributed to Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799)Date: ca. 1780–90Medium: Satinwood, tulipwood, black and green stained wood on oak; gilt bronzeAccession: 49.7.115On view in:Not on view
Artist: Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799)Date: third quarter 18th centuryMedium: Tulipwood, kingwood, harewood, purplewood, holly veneered on oakAccession: 50.145.48On view in:Not on view
Artist: Attributed to Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799)Date: porcelain ca. 1764, secretary ca. 1775Medium: Oak veneered with satin-wood, green and black-stained wood; gilt bronze, marble, soft-paste porcelain, silkAccession: 58.75.52On view in:Gallery 529