Historic Mahogany Monk?s Bench Handcarved in solid mahogany to replicate a 16th century antique Our favorite English antique dealer agreed to have this stunning medieval Monk?s Bench reproduced for us complete with all its rich, handcarved details. Clergy members used it to store vestments before the advent of closets. Both stylish and functional, this heavyweight, high-back bench with carved panels, provides seating for two, and deep storage for items such as fine linens, books or treasures from a bygone era. For authentic character, it takes over two weeks to hand carve and hand-finish the solid mahogany to replicate the original antique. A Toscano exclusive. 48"Wx21"Dx48"H. 90 lbs.