Rare 1960’s White + Newton teak sideboard 193 cms
A lovely simple and stylish low sideboard designed by Philip Hussey who was undoubtedly one of Britain’s top designers of mid-century sideboards but is virtually unknown today. We’ve checked the White & Newton catalogues we have, along with others that we have photographs of and this model isn’t shown so we have no model name for it. The legs are a typical Philip Hussey design and the height at only 68cms is something that is only found with his designs. All the other British sideboards of the time are at least 70cms high and mainly around 74cms or more.
It’s currently in good vintage condition but would benefit from a clean and some oil to take it to the next level. Unfortunately White & Newton of Portsmouth used quite a strong polyurethane protective varnish which takes quite a bit of time to remove. These varnishes were great as long as people followed the makers instructions not to use spray polishes like Mr Sheen as they gradually degrade the finish and let dirt and moisture in. It looks as if the owners have followed the makers advice but you do have to expect some signs of wear after some 50 years of use.
White & Newton were a good quality maker on a par with G Plan and McIntosh and this model will date to the 2nd half of the 1960’s. Unlike G Plan and others who made standard size pieces usually 5 or 7 ft, White & Newton made less obvious sizes such as this one.
We’ve priced this one to include removal of original finish and replacing it with an oiled finish which does take time.
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Dimensions: 193cm x 43cm, height 68cm