Lady's secretary

Lady's secretary
Sheraton-style lady's secretary made in New England and owned by Hannah Stone. It features an adjustable writing surface with pigeon holes and drawers for storing papers. The cabinet above the desk would've held Stone's books. Wives of plantation owners often held the responsibility record keeping and participated in much of the administration of the plantation. With her husband, David Stone, being often away tending to political matters, much of the operation of the plantation likely fell to Stone. Date approximated. The accompanying video details the piece and Stone's role on the plantation in more detail.
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Historic Hope Plantation
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Historic Hope Plantation
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