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Sword cane

Object Number: 
1935.131
Date: 
1780-1793
Medium: 
Wood, probably malacca; brass; silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 95.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraving: on handle: "N*K"
Description: 
Wooden cane with tapering shaft, silver handle and eyelets, and brass ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was used by Nicholas Kouwvenhoven (d. 1793), grandfather of Maria Couwvenhoven, who married Egbert Benson (1789-1866).
Credit Line: 
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group