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Walking-stick

Walking-stick
Title
Walking-stick
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Wood, metal, gold plate
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 89.5 x 3.5 cm )
Description 
Wooden cane with straight, tapered shaft; knob handle with engraved initials and chased, embossed, and engraved decoration of grapes, grape leaves and scrolling vines; netal ferrule.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Sarah H. Van Nest
Object Number 
1941.398
Marks 
engraved: on top of handle in block letters: "A.V.N."
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this cane belonged to Abraham Van Nest (1777-186?).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group