The Westbourne teak sideboard by White + Newton was designed by the as yet little known Philip Hussey . There are definite Danish influences to it’s lovely clean lines , and it has similarities to a model designed by Arne Hovmand Olsen for Mogens Kold .
We have the original catalogue from c 1970 where it was described as ” in teak finish , clean and finely proportioned with extensive use of solid teak ” . It was designed in the mid 1960s , and was made into the early 1970s . It has it’s original lift-out melamine small drinks tray .
This model is in our top 10 favourites of pieces of British teak from the 1960s . White + Newton of Portsmouth employed around 300 people c 1970 , and were a medium sized maker of contemporary pieces of a quality equivalent to that of G Plan and McIntosh . We rate their sideboards as being much more stylish and individual than their competitors at this time .
White + Newton used a particularly high varnished sprayed finish which protects the surfaces well if the original care instructions are followed . G Plan , A Younger , White and Newton and others recommended wiping only , and said not to use furniture sprays or polishes ! Most of the sprays actually remove some of the finish over time allowing dirt and marks to get into the wood . If this happens , which it usually does then the original varnish needs to be removed , which takes a lot of time . Early 1960s pieces were usually given an oiled finish , and when we replace varnished ones like this , this is what we do . We then recommend a natural non silicon beeswax spray .
Many people on Ebay and elsewhere often call this model a Petersfield or think it’s a later variation of that model . The original rare White + Newton catalogue which we now have in our archive shows that it is actually a Westbourne , which was confirmed on meeting the designer in 2016 .
NOT THE ONE IN THE PHOTOS BUT ONE WE NOW HAVE IN STOCK WHICH IS NEEDING CLEANING AND POLISHING . IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE , LET US KNOW .
Dimensions: 217cms long , 44 deep , 70 high