It is the original hand-painted finish, worn dramatically over time yet whispering of days gone by that drawn one to sit and linger on this wonderful European country bench. Dark blue paint, accented with earth tones, dark, burnt red accented with white flowers were traditional folk art design elements of the era. The left side reveals extra wear, and while a bit of lower trim is missing it does not diminish the charming appeal of this delightful original painted bench. The seat is hinged, and lifts to reveal interior storage. This painted pine bench is part of our “un-restored” collection and is being sold in "as is, used" original condition; how we discovered it in Europe. You are welcome to contact us directly if you would like to learn more about this or other items, we will be happy to assist you further.