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Sword Cane

Object Number: 
1916.16ab
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Wood, steel, brass, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 49 3/4 x 2 x 3 in. ( 126.4 x 5.1 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on plate: "Je Main Tiendra"
Description: 
Wooden sword cane with knob handle, tapered shaft with branch nodes, steel blade and brass ferrule; engraved silver medallion on top of handle.
Gallery Label: 
Accession records state that this cane belonged to Judge Francis Adrian Van der Kemp (1752-1829) who emigrated to New York in 1788 from the Netherlands. The words engraved on the silver medallion are the motto of the House of Orange.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group