Antique swedish Gustavian dining tables make the perfect centre pice for your dining room.
It's essential when planning a dining room layout to start with your choice of dining table as that will define the feel for the rest of your dining room.
It depends on how many you need to seat on yourAntique swedish Gustavian dining table and how much space you have to accomodate the table chairs and other furniture and storage that you need.
Since you need between 50-60cm per place setting per person or slightly more more if you have guests of 'modern girth' so to speak, do think carefully about your measurements to get the maximum useage of space.
Again dining table width is another factor given that you will need a wider table for extravagant candelbra, lots of serving vessels and other decorative features such as flower displays - also is the Antique swedish Gustavian dining table that you choose going to be more for formal occasions and full on dinner parties or as an everyday eating place for teh family?
One reason why Antique swedish Gustavian dining tables are popular is that they extend so you can have a 4-6 seater table in the round for everyday use and then extend it with extra leaves up to 10-12 if you choose a large enough table and you keep the extension leaves in a cupboard when not using them.
Antique swedish Gustavian dining tables have lovely decorative features to them which look stunning without being too fussy. You usually find an slim tapered fluted leg shape top with a carved motif or more rarely a pyramid style leg with a brass bottom piece.
The table sides are decorated with the classic gustavian ribbing a bit like canework or on the best tables a form of egg and dart carved motif.
It is interesting to note that all original Antique swedish Gustavian dining tables DO NOT feature the carved motifs on the side of the extension leaves so if your table has them it is either a modern reproduction or they have been added later on.
The extension mechanism are usually birch struts that concertina into each other or sometimes in mid 20th century tables a metal extending mechanism and the biggest tables have a central drop leg to help support the extended table span and stop it sagging in the middle.