Sword Cane

Sword Cane
Sword Cane
Title
Sword Cane
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 )
Description 
Wooden sword cane with knob handle, tapered shaft with branch nodes, steel blade and brass ferrule; engraved silver medallion on top of handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Object Number 
1916.16ab
Marks 
engraved: on plate: "Je Main Tiendra"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group