deacons' benches

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Scope note
Benches that were historically seats for the deacons in early protestant church services; the style is now commonly seen in homes. The forms vary, but they are typically long enough for two or three sitters, with a wooden seat, often with a wooden back; the seat may comprise a hinged cover that opens to reveal storage.
deacons' benches
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024