Wood, probably malacca; ivory, gold, brass, metal
Overall: 35 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 90.2 x 8.6 cm )
Cane with slightly tapered, wooden shaft (partially painted) with a gold collar decorated with a stamped scroll and punched decoration; L-shaped ivory handle with a small, carved, ruffled band; wide brass band secures cracked handle; metal ferrule.
Gift of Worthington C. Ford, through Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
According to the accession records, this cane was used by Octavius B. Frothingham, given by his widow to George Ripley and given by his widow to Gordon Lester Ford.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.