Early 1960’s White and Newton dark teak Aston dressing table
In lovely vintage condition we bought this as part of a full bedroom suite from the family of the original careful owner who will have purchased it new in the early 1960’s. The Aston range was designed by Arthur Edwards who was White and Newton’s designer until 1964 and it’s illustrated in their 1962 catalogue.
The wood is afromosia which is sometimes called African teak. Afromosia unlike the lighter usual teak can’t be used as a veneer and was used by a few British makers in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. White and Newton were a good quality mid-market maker of similar standard and pricing to G Plan and McIntosh.
Unlike many 1960s dressing tables it can’t be used as a shallow desk as the upright fixings aren’t screwed to the back as they actually come through the top surface. It’s a little longer than most British dressing tables which at the time were mainly 5ft (152cms ) , whereas this one is 5.5ft (167cms ). It’s quite low at 63.5cms.
As you’ll see from the photos it has nice detailing throughout. It’s in good vintage condition with no obvious marks or scratches.
It came with 2 wardrobes, chest of drawers, continental headboard with attached bedsides and a stool. These together were a major investment back in 1962 as they would have cost just over £200 which taking historic inflation into account comes to over £4500 in todays money.
Dimensions: Length167cm, height 63.5cm