Late 1960s White and Newton Westbourne teak sideboard cleaned and oiled
This is one of our favorite models as it’s so sleek and stylish . Designed by Philip Hussey in about 1967 and made by the quality British maker White and Newton of Portsmouth in the late 1960s and into the early 1970s . Its 217cms long , just under 70cms in height and 44cms deep .
White and Newton used a very strong polyurethane finish at the time and over the years this degrades bit by bit and it can then mark more easily . These finishes are great but were not designed for spray polishing and the original instructions say this , but over time people forget . We much prefer a natural oiled finish as we was used on most early 1960s teak , so this is what we give pieces that we’ve cleaned . We then advise a natural beeswax spray every so often . It’s now in lovely condition after being stripped and cleaned , with no obvious marks or scratches . If you look at any piece of vintage furniture extremely closely you will always see very slight signs of use , but there is nothing that we can show in a photograph .