Help with selecting traditional dining room furniture
My wife and I will be moving in the next 6-9 months to our first real house and we are in need of "classic" traditional dining room furniture. We have a budget of up to $7,000-$9,000 and I'm interested in as close to heirloom quality pieces as I can get.
As a child I grew up actually using our dining room furniture so I intend to also use ours as well. In terms of style we are looking for a double pedestal style table (similar to the Ethan Allen Newport table without the band) with Chippendale like chairs and a china hutch.
I have done a lot of web searching on brands (including here) and I'm open to both new and used. Other than Ethan Allen, Hickory Chair and Maitland Smith, I'm having trouble finding pieces we like in a traditional style.
In terms of quality, what brands specialize in more traditional dining room furniture in this price range.
Any ideas for sites that sell higher end used furniture other than ebay and craigslist?