One of my preferred pieces of furniture is an Italian cassapanca.
I love the decorative painted ones!
Most of the benches are large sized and the seat is used as a chest, a storage seat.
They are highly decorated and were generally placed by pair in a hall.
Lars Bolander source
Late 19th century 1 of 2 Italian baroque style polychrome decorated high back hall benches of large size.Très Belles Antiques source
Hand painted large Italian cassapanca.source
This beautiful hand-carved and painted cassapanca is made by a 5th generation family-owned workshop in Florence, Italy!source
Does anyone of you own an Italian cassapanca? I hope to ever find an affordable one!