Wooden bench with a backrest


Inventory number:      KB-130
Material:      wood
Dimensions:       135 x 225 x 50 cm
Dating:    first half of the 19th century
Origin:      Croatia

The wooden bench with storage and handles on the sides has a high, intricately carved backrest. The bench is made of fir wood planks and is painted brown. The bench seat functions as a lid for the storage compartment where various food items such as flour, sugar, lentils, and similar goods were kept. This wooden bench was likely crafted by a local carpenter.

Such furniture pieces with storage compartments could be found in nearly every household in Cavtat, with differences in execution between wealthier and poorer households. This type of furniture was most commonly placed in the kitchen alongside the kitchen table.

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