This gorgeous pine table originates from Underbank Hall in Sheffield. It was the main kitchen table used by the household cook.
Underbank Hall is a 15th Century property which was first occupied by landowners the Wests, then the Fentons and lastly the de Wend Fentons. The de Wend Fenton family finally sold the property to Samuel Fox & Co Ltd, the region’s premier steel working company and major employer.
In 1959, the Hall was acquired by the British Steel Corporation for the purposes of entertainment (please see the printed brochure for more information). At this time outside caterers were employed and the kitchen converted to stainless steel in the name of Health & Safety! The table was sold to the previous household cook who wished to keep it, having spent many, many hours lovingly creating delicious delicacies upon it!
The table was passed on to the cook’s daughter (who added the castors), from whom we acquired it. The table is certainly vintage as it was used for many years before the sale of the property in 1959, and is possibly antique - it’s precise age is unclear.
Dovetailed drawers at either end and pan shelf below the table top.