This elegant bench is simply beautiful – hand-sanded to reveal the rich heartwood grain of the salvaged London Plane. The solid wood legs are elegantly tapered. Named for Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, the first female travel writer. Perch here to compose your thoughts – or your own masterpiece.
Born into the English aristocracy in 1689, Mary followed her heart to elope with the man she loved (instead of the wealthy heir her father chose). She followed her husband to the Ottoman Empire and wrote Letters from Turkey, making her the first female travel writer. She described the people, traditions and culture with detail, insight and wit. The collection challenged attitudes towards women’s intellectual ability. Later in life, she followed her young Italian lover to the Continent. She certainly defied conventions and led with her heart.
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