Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1941.398
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Wood, metal, gold plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 89.5 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on top of handle in block letters: "A.V.N."
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane belonged to Abraham Van Nest (1777-1864). Abraham Van Nest as a merchant in the saddlery and hardware business. He was a benefactor and trustee of Rutgers College, served on the City Board of Alderman, and was President of the Greenwich Savings Bank.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Sarah H. Van Nest
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group