Out of the ordinary White and Newton teak Kingsclere sideboard.
We’ve known of this design from photographs for 3 years but this is the first time we’ve actually seen one for sale! It’s taller than most sideboards as it was designed to be a cross between a dining room piece and a desk. It was designed by Phillip Hussey in 1969 and obviously didn’t sell in large numbers, probably because it would have been much more expensive to buy than the standard models produced at the time.
The cupboard top is similar to other models of by Philip Hussey and also those of Arne Hovmand Olsen for Mogens Kold. The split leg design on this taller sideboard is a feature we’ve never seen from any other designer or maker and gives it a very distinctive look.
Most White and Newton dining tables were designed to seat 6 or 8, but Phillip also designed a matching larger table to go with this sideboard which is absolutely stunning from the black and white photos we’ve seen in his personal archive. Unfortunately the sideboard came up for sale on it’s own so we’ve yet to see the table in the flesh.
It had a few marks on it when we sourced it so we’ve removed the original polyurethane finish, cleaned it and then given it an oiled finish which we prefer. Polyurethane finishes were very popular in the UK from circa 1967 but we think that an oiled finish is much nicer.
Dimensions: 221cms long, depth 46cm and 107cms in height .