The eye-catching cobalt blue paint is all original in this long bench. While pine benches were a traditional element in country homes and farmhouses of Europe, this one is a special find due to the unique lower cabinet that create easy storage. Where the paint has been gently worn off due to age and use over the past 100 years, the warm pine shows through. You will also note the white hand-painted date of 1920 along with a simple tulip motif, a favorite folk art design of the era. This bench would be wonderful in any mudroom or entry way, perfect to sit and remove shoes (you could even add baskets underneath for additional storage of winter mitten and hats for the little ones!). The bench is solid and level, ready for use. No finish has been added to the original paint, but buyer could certainly add a simple waxed finish if desired (or inquire regarding us doing so for you).