Good Questions: Chair Suggestions for Table?

Good Questions: Chair Suggestions for Table?

Aaron Able
May 27, 2009


I found this table at Brimfield this weekend for $550. The seller says that it is from the 1870s. When stretched out to maximum length it is probably 12 feet. Eventually I would like to get extra leaves for it- I might even try to have "skirted leaves" made if the cost is not prohibitive. Now my quest for chairs begins...

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I would like to find assorted chairs to go with the table, including some "modern" styles. Suggestions for mixing chairs with this formal, traditional table? It will go into a good sized eat-in kitchen, totally new space — a house that we are remodeling. My design inspiration is a combo of Summer Thornton's house tour & many others. I am thinking fun wallpaper (local Nama Rococo) and a fabulous light fixture overhead (traditional chandelier?) and a "modern" rug. I want to be comfortable and not too formal. Thanks, Apartment Therapy!

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