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Object Number: 
Wood, brass
Overall: 35 3/4 x 2 in. ( 90.8 x 5.1 cm )
written: on label found with object: "grapevine cane presented to/ John Palmer Cox M.D. by/ his intimate friend Mr.Frank Livingston/ originally it had a silver top/ engraved with inscription as per above which has been/ unfortunately lost. Presented to t
Twisted grapevine cane with tapered shaft and brass ferrule; engraved with three bands.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane originally had a silver cap engraved with the inscription, "Presented to John Palmer Cox, M.D., By his Intimate Friend Mr. Frank Livingston." The cap was lost before the cane was given to the New-York Historical Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Misses Eliza and Isabella Vaché Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group