Spanish 19th Century ‘Coop’ bench

Spanish 19th Century ‘Coop’ bench

Elegant Spanish slat back bench with sliding door storage area, carved front and legs. Wonderful patina
“The gallinera, a bench with a chicken (gallina in Spanish) coop under the seat, is a typical piece of furniture usually found in the kitchen or beside the backstairs of grand old houses. Farm tenants coming into town on Sunday could leave their rooster or gamecocks at their landlord’s house while attending Mass. After lunch they proceeded to the cockpit to spend the rest of the day at their favorite pastime before going back to the farm.

What sets it apart? We love the fact that this bench can also be used to store things (other than chickens) under the seat! Perfect for a hall to put shoes etc in the storage compartment!


19th century
, c.
W x 22.5"
D x 41"H

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