this dining table turned out AMAZING! its so gorgeous! the table opens up to 8' long....without the leaves its 48" round, and it has 6-8" leaves to put in it. when its open to the full 8', there are two little legs that drop down on either end to help support the top. the scroll feet on the base are so pretty and even have casters (that work beautifully)! i re-finished it from its sad and dull state and it looks great!
and OOOOOOHHH, it would look so beautiful with some modern, clean lined chairs like the photo below!! using a mix of vintage/antique with new modern design gives your house such an interest and eclecticism!