Booker T. Washington Game Table
Antique Co-op is honored to have the opportunity to offer such an important piece of Black American history! We are offering a game table that once occupied Booker T. Washington’s personal library. Accompanying the table is a signed letter of authenticity verifying the table was owned by Booker T. Washington, and used in his library. The table was inherited by his niece, Lilla Washington Lee, and her husband, Robert E. Lee, upon Washington’s death. The letter of authenticity explains the table lineage to date. The age of the table is evident by the hand made nut and bolt used to assemble the table skirt and base. The ninth photo is a detail of the veneer craftsmanship employed in this era. The table is in Incredible Condition considering the age! As seen in the photos, the top has age cracks typically seen in the center of crotch Mahogany. Two if the original brass casters are badly worn. The table measures 36 1/2" wide, 18" deep, and 29 1/2" tall. These tables are used as side tables, game tables, and wall tables as seen in the photos.
** NOTE **
On the date of this writing (06/27/00) the granddaughter of Booker T. Washington has provided information to help verify the Letter Of Authenticity we have for the table. Margaret Washington, the granddaughter, recently attended the "Extended Family Reunion" of Booker T. Washington and was able to verify through family members Lilla Washington Lee, from Muskogee Oklahoma and first wife of Robert E. Lee, was indeed the niece of Booker T. Washington. She also verified Mr. Lee remarried after the loss of Lilla Washington. As stated in the Letter of Authenticity, Marie Lee is the widow of Mr. Lee. We purchased the table from the Living Estate of Marie Lee.