We bought this gorgeous dining room table and chairs about 10 years ago from ABC Carpet and Home for something like $4000 when we lived in a loft downtown. Then we moved to a narrow townhouse, and it's a bit too wide for our dining room space.
The table has expandable leaves that enable 12 to sit instead of 8. We bought 4 wooden folding chairs to accommodate those 4 extra guests when necessary. It has some wear and tear from kids and cats but has many years of life left in it, especially since it has an organic, rustic feel to it anyway, and the marks are not very conspicuous.
You would want to recover the chairs and possibly refinish them since the finish is worn off near the feet in places, though it's not something you really notice unless looking for it.
All in all, it's a beautiful set, really, and deserves a nice, long life.