This table was designed by Morris c1856, and while being one of the few pieces he directly designed, it is one of the most recognised pieces by The Firm. The base has a wonderful Gothic shape, pure Medieval. There is a massive quality to the piece; Rossetti described it "as heavy as a rock" ! It clearly was influenced by GE Street's Cuddesdon table below, especially the stretcher ends.
The table base & top edge were painted green, similar to the Artisan bedroom suite. This could be made to whatever size, materials or finish you wanted. An octagonal top would look good, but it could equally have a square or rectangular top.
The architect GE Street designed this table for Cuddesdon college, for students rooms. It owes a clear design debt to Pugin's revealed construction furniture. The table was produced c1854, and at the same time 2 of his pupils were Wm Morris & Philip Webb. Little wonder then that some ideas & details were incorporated into Morris's table above 2 years later.