A carved oak table by Elena Polenova (1850-1898)

A carved oak table by Elena Polenova (1850-1898)


The rectangular top with a chip-carved edge on top of a central cupboard with a drop-down door with carved reserves. All resting on four square section 'bobbin' legs joined by stretchers.

Made at the Abramtsevo Workshops, Moscow Oblast. A similar table was exhibited in the Russian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition.

Immersed in traditional Russian craft and culture, Polenova managed the furniture workshops of the famous Abramtsevo community, enjoying critical acclaim worldwide.

Russia, c. 1890


Height 76.5 cm / 30 14"
Width 79.5 cm / 31 12"
Depth 61.5 cm / 24 "