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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





Black walnut (primary and secondary)


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)


Gift of Mrs. Herbert P. Fales, 1973

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