Cane in case: ...supervisors cane... Havermeyer

Title:
Cane in case: ...supervisors cane... Havermeyer
Date: 
ca. 1878
Medium: 
Wood, metal ,gold, textile, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 3 3/4 x 7/8 in. ( 91.4 x 9.5 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Presentation cane composed of a tapered wooden shaft and a gold L-shaped handle. Cane is housed in original leather case with gilded bands, metal hinges and green satin lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles H. Jackson
Object Number: 
1958.21
Marks: 
inscription: on paper label inside case: "ST. RAYMOND'S FAIR, West Chester, October 1878"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, the cane belonged to Frederic C. Havemeyer (1807-1891), Supervisor of the Town of Westchester and resident of Throg's Neck, Bronx, New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group