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Family tradition holds that Martha Washington presented this tilt-top tea table to her granddaughter, Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis, who is said to have used it in her room at Mount Vernon. Treasured as a token of a grandmother's love for her granddaughter, it was brought to Woodlawn Plantation, a neighboring estate presented by George Washington as a wedding present for Nelly and her husband, Lawrence Lewis. The table spent the following hundred years in the Lewis family, eventually returning to Mount Vernon in 1973. More

Date

1750-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Black walnut (primary and secondary)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 30 in. x 31 3/8 in. x 31 in. (76.2 cm x 79.69 cm x 78.74 cm)
Overall (H x W x D, vertical top): 46 1/4 in. x 31 3/8 in. x 23 1/4 in. (117.48 cm x 79.69 cm x 59.06 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Herbert P. Fales, 1973


Object Number

H-2632


Colors


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