Walking stick

Object Number: 
1931.50
Date: 
1760-1780
Medium: 
Wood, probably malacca; gold; brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 107 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Wooden cane with tapered shaft, rococo chased gold knob handle, eyelet, and brass ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane belonged to William Peartree Smith, a founder of Princeton University and a descendant of William Peartree, Mayor of New York in 1707.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Albert H. Atterbury
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group