Wooden Russian Orthodox Church Log Cabin Model c.1900-1930
This is an original wooden Russian Orthodox church log cabin model. The log cabin lower section has two windows and a front porch with a highly carved front door that opens and closes. The porch has a highly detailed roof. The upper portion has a detachable pagoda with detailed railing. Both the pagoda and the roof are topped with onion dooms and Russian Orthodox crosses. This piece has retained its original finish and has the appropriate patina for the age and use.
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1900-1930
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood.
- CONDITION Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 40 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
This model church was said to have been given to the Russian Console General for his departure from the Russian Embassy in San Francisco prior to 1940. It was reportedly modeled after Fort Ross in Sonoma County, California.
Fort Ross, originally Fortress Ross, is a former Russian establishment on the west coast of North America in what is now Sonoma County, California. It was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements in North America from 1812 to 1842.