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Antique Dining Room Sets

Antique Dining Room Sets

Dining Table & Chair Sets Sometimes you just want to take the guesswork out of design. While we don’t recommend springing for that 14-piece matching plaid bedroom suite, we do love a vintage dining set. As easy to throw together as takeout and fine china, used dining sets come in every style—from warm-wooded, Mid-Century-inspired dinettes designed by greats like Paul McCobb to futuristic, mod pod sets like those of Eero Saarinen. Following Follow This Search
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Antique Dining Room Sets

Sometimes you just want to take the guesswork out of design. While we don’t recommend springing for that 14-piece matching plaid bedroom suite, we do love a vintage dining set. As easy to throw together as takeout and fine china, used dining sets come in every style—from warm-wooded, Mid-Century-inspired dinettes designed by greats like Paul McCobb to futuristic, mod pod sets like those of Eero Saarinen.
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Antique Dining Room Sets

Tips for Success: The best part of shopping for vintage outdoor dining sets is that inclement weather has likely already weeded out any sets that weren’t really in it for the long haul. Still, seeking out element-proof materials like powder coated metal, wrought iron, and natural woods like teak will ensure longevity. Also, remember to move your outdoor dining set into a garage or sunporch if weather gets especially wicked. It can add years to its overall life.
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Antique Dining Room Sets

To start, ask yourself how you’ll be primarily using your vintage dining set. Are you a frequent hostess, or is style on the back burner given that your dining room is currently the equivalent of a bustling cafeteria (complete with PB & J’s making an appearance at virtually every meal)? Next, what’s your style? Glam, mod, contemporary rustic? Once you’ve assessed these basics, give our used dining set style guide below a try. From size to style to tips for upkeep, we’ve taken out all of the guess work to make secondhand dining set shopping an effortless two-step.
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Antique Dining Room Sets

Our Favorite Style Maker: While there’s no denying the appeal of a traditional dining set like a Duncan Phyfe reproduction—all that mahogany!—we house a special place for Milo Baughman’s dining sets. Crafted of glass, chrome, brass, or burl, his tables feature long, feed-a-crowd lengths and simple, Parsons-like silhouettes. In opposition to the table’s simplicity, chairs are low-slung, clubby in profile, and often feature bold, cabana-colored upholsteries. The marriage of the two opposites is glam perfection.
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Antique Dining Room Sets

Our Favorite Style Maker: Nobody did outdoor dining sets like Salterini. An Italian-born designer who married a Mid-Century Modern aesthetic with an enchanted garden feel, his furniture feels sprung straight from the ground. Wrought iron tables feature simple glass tops, allowing high-backed chairs decorated with twisted tendrils to take center stage. Despite being downright lovely, this is furniture that doesn’t take itself too seriously, which in our opinion, is exactly what outdoor dining is all about.
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Antique Dining Room Sets

Tips for Success: Frequent entertainers know that a successful dinner party isn’t just about the food and flowers, but also crafting the right party for the right number of guests. To accommodate soirees that fluctuate between four and twelve, look for a used dining set with extensions. They’ll make all the difference when the company brings company.

Antique Dining Room Sets

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