We have had the same dining room table and chairs for over 10 years. My Mom had given me the table and chairs when I had my first apartment after college. I really, really like the style. Unfortunately they came with a few issues - beaten up a bit and only 4 chairs. It was tough to sit comfortably with a group of over four. I was always fearful that someone might fall to the floor if one of the chairs gave way. It was time to move on.
I wanted a table with claw feet - antique or antique style. We came upon this one and decided to give it a go. I like it very much...and with 8 chairs - no more folding chairs at dinner parties. I think it looks more grown-up, too.