MODERN COUNTRY CLASSIC
Also known as refectory tables, these substantial pieces were once a staple within medieval dining halls. Commonly made from oak with pedestal legs supporting the large top, monastery pieces are built to last and have a timeless feel. Rustic in character and comfortably seating a large number of guests, this centrepiece is likely to be a talking point for visitors to your home long after the plates have been cleared. Where to buy... •Maisons du Monde for an option with a distressed look and a zinc top. •Heal’s for a modern take on the traditional design. •Wayfair for a solid oak, hand-waxed version.