Friday, January 1, 1971

Roger Vandercruse (b.1728)

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Roger Vandercruse (LACROIX)

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Roger Vandercruse was born in 1728 to a free worker-cabinetmaker in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine. His family was connected to Oeben, Riesner, Guillaume, Levasseur, Pioniez and Marchand. He was named master in 1749 and married a year later. In 1755, he took over his father’s business and marked his furniture R.V.L.C. for Roger Vandercruse, gallicized into Lacroix or Delacroix. He delivered furniture to the cabinetmaker-dealer Pierre Migeon II, to Joubert and to Poirié. R.V.L.C. excelled in the production of commodes, lady’s writing desks and small tables. He made furniture for the Crown such as the commode for the countess of Provence in Fontainbleau in 1771. His works can be found in the Duc de Roxburgh Collection, the Wildenstein Collection, the Lurcy Collection, the Alfred de Rothschild Collection and in many museums such as the Petit Palais and Waddesdon Manor.