May be a duplicate of Bug 64995, but I'm reporting it separately because I'm not that sure.
As far I can see this is a Windows (7) only bug. I tested the same using Mac OSX 10.8.3 -> No crash.
Tested using Windows 7 x64 with LibreOffice 4.1.0 beta 1:
* Open Writer
* View > Toolbar > Drawing
* Draw a 'Rectangle'
* Select the rectangle
* Right click > Area...
hello Joren, Thank you for your bug report I canrepoduce this bug running Version: 22.214.171.124.beta1
Build ID: 5271b34bec742e190e2fe5a7dadb7334a705b54
on Windows 7 x64
This one is fixed, can not reproduce it anymore using libreoffice-4-1~2013-05-27_07.07.10_LibreOfficeDev_126.96.36.199.alpha1_Win_x86_archive.zip ( http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-4-1/Win-x86@6/ )
So, most probably a dupe of 65022
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 65022 ***