Reminiscent of a ginderbread house, there is something whimsical about this bench due to the multiple red painted spindles, finials and open "X" back against the original black paint. The bench seat lifts to reveal a storgage area below. This bench is 5.5' long, so slightly shorter than many European country benches allowing it to fit in a variety of spaces that will allow for the tall and decorative back. This item is being sold in as is, original used condition as we discovered it in Hungary. We invite you to contact us with any questions regarding this or other pieces, and hope to assist you further.