1970s White + Newton teak and white wall unit with removeable top
We think this looks good either as a small teak sideboard or as a wall unit . We’ve always been a fan of White + Newton’s designs by the little known Philip Hussey who designed for them from 1964 until the company closed in the early 1980s . The concealed drawer handles and the base are typical features that are found a lot in his late 1960s and early 70s designs .
White + Newton of Portsmouth were a family business employing about 350 people in the 1960s and 70s . We have a catalogue from circa 1970 and they then said ” about a third of the craftsmen employed have been with us for over 30 years ” . Smaller than G Plan and McIntosh they were aimed at the same middle market , but as with this lovely piece cleaner lines which still look so modern today .
Its in really nice vintage condition with no obvious marks or damage . When the 2 white top sections are removed you will see darker lines where they have stood and have not been affected by sun fading . Our furniture restorer can strip the top and re-polish it to remove the colour difference , but it will take a bit of time as White + Newton used quite a strong polyurethane protective finish .
The base is 152.5cms wide , 72cms high and 48cms deep . The top section is 79cms high , so total height is 151cms .