Wood, possibly maple; ivory, silver, brass
Overall: 34 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 87.3 x 3.2 cm )
Wooden cane with straight, slightly tapered shaft; ivory knob handle; silver collar engraved with inscription; ivory eyelet; and brass ferrule.
Gift of Miss Nina Sturges Skidmore and Mr. Samuel Tredwell Skidmore, Jr.
engraving: on collar in script: "J. DRAKE 35. BOWERY."
According to accession records, this cane belonged to John Drake (ca. 1772-after 1842), New York City merchant, and appears in Drake's portrait (1947.265) in the New-York Historical Society collections.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.