Many have the impression that ladies of this era had lives of leisure. This was not entirely so. The ladies had servants to instruct, children to raise, social obligations, church duties and hostess duties to both social and business guests to the home. This room was a retreat for the ladies. With the solid wood pocket doors closed they had the privacy to read, sew, paint or whatever they selected to do for relaxation.
The green loveseat and chair belonged to the Hurts, the third generation of the family to live at Fendall Hall.
The portrait of a child and the small round portrait of a young lady are images of Nellie Beall Dent Foy, daughter of George and Helen Dent and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Young.