This table belonged to Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. It later belonged to Mrs. George Goldsborough, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington. It is believed George Washington Parke Custis brought it to Arlington in 1802. After Martha Washington died, Custis spent over $4,000 at estate sales at Mount Vernon, collecting as many Washington belongings as possible. It was his intention to create a “treasury” of Washington possessions to show the world. During Custis' early years at Arlington, most of what he owned came from Mount Vernon and had some connection with the president and first lady.