A classic French influenced design, the Antoinette is beautifully crafted from solid Hevea and Prima Vera veneers with a soft lacquer finish giving it a rich tone of dark cherrywood. Antoinette personifies quality and classic regal elegance, and its timeless style means its as popular as ever since we first launched the range in 2005. We are proud to be continuing this range with enhanced quality features re-imagined in more contemporary styled settings - take a fresh look at this lovely range.
Dust frequently with a cloth that attracts rather than scatters dust. Dining tables should be left extended for the first few months to avoid uneven shading. Any object on the surface need to be moved regularly to avoid shading. (lamps, bowls, vases etc...)
Never leave spillages, remove them immediately with blotting action.
For protection against marking, quality table matts and cloths always be used when placing items onto tops of units. This is of particular importance when items with rubber feet are to be placed on your unit.
When writing, a protective mat should be used to protect surface from marking.
Furniture will endure most temperatures in the modern home. However it should be positioned as far away from radiators, direct sunlight or other forms of direct heat sources, as possible.
Avoid extreme humidity. This can cause the warp and loosen glues. Keep furniture away from airconditioning units.
Small tables should not be used for sitting or standing on.
It is always advisable to level furniture when placing it. This will ensure wardrobe doors are level and remove undue pressure on joints.
Handling and Movement
Always use assistance when moving any piece of furniture, especially with larger items. Never drag furniture - always lift it.
When moving a dining table, always lift the apron, never lift using the table top, this can result in damage to the extension mechanism.
Metal Handles and Fittings
Metal polish should not be used as the handles have their own protective coat of lacquer to prevent tarnishing.
Lacquer is hard and matt/glossy but may be dented or chipped so avoid hard blows. Avoid use of water unless furniture label recommends it. Much new furniture has a durable lacquer finish.
To clean gentle wipe with a lint free cleaning cloth, in the direction of the grain, is all that is required to maintain the appearance of the lacquered wood.