If your kitchen is decorated in a rustic country or country farmhouse theme, nothing would be more complementary than a farmhouse table. These dining fixtures have influences from English and French culture, as well as the American colonial era. They are simply beautiful, stunning and well constructed; durable enough to suit a large family or a couple who enjoys entertaining. When choosing this style of seating for your kitchen, you can choose to go with a true antique or opt for a reproduction instead. In order to be considered an antique, usually the furniture must be at least 100 years old.
The features of this type of rustic, country seating area most often include a large, sturdy top with thick legs. There are clean lines with no fancy curvature or unnecessary grooves. The chairs also feature clean lines and stable legs, although it is usually the chairs that begin to show signs of aging in a vintage set. For this reason, some people choose to purchase a vintage table with a set of new chairs. This type of furniture is handcrafted as well, with careful attention to detail and craftsmanship. These fixtures are usually rectangular in shape, although there are some round designs on the market.