From day-to-day, this clean ebonized vintage bench is most at home in the front entry way, veranda, mud room garden room or patio. The bonus is it’s availability for double duty in the kitchen when you’re up to entertaining guests # 5 and 6.
Let’s face it most of us entertain just one person at dinner every night. Having your table set for 6 to 8 people looks like you are having a party and nobody showed. If you’ve scaled back on your square footage you probably eliminated the redundant dining room.
I like having the flexibility of bench seating borrowed from another room for guests # 5 and 6.
If you want “them” as regulars add seat cushions. If not …let sleeping dogs lie.