Mensa of the altar of Assumption of Mary into Heaven for the church in Echarlens 1927

It is made out of solid wood, put together with glue and wooden dowels. The mensa and tabernacle are both parts of the altar of Assumption of Mary into Heaven. The board of the mensa is placed on three legs, with the tabernacle on top of it decorated with rhomboidal shaped figures around it. It was covered with a light yellow polish.

The mensa together with the altar of Assumption of Mary into Heaven, which is in the Tatra Museum in Zakopane, was originally created for a church in Swiss Echarlens in Canton of Fribourg.

The final implementation of the project did not take place due to the inability to determine the terms of the contract, including the financial ones. Tadeusz Stryjeński, who lived in Switzerland, mediated in the talks between the parties.

The order was the aftermath of the great success of Jan Szczepkowski and his Christmas Chapel, awarded the Grand Prix of the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925, and then purchased by the French government.

The object is 184 cm wide, 130 cm high and 99 cm deep.