Wood, gold-plated metal
Overall: 36 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 91.8 x 3.2 cm )
Wooden cane with tapered shaft; foliate decorated knob handle with inscription; and metal ferrule.
Bequest of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper
engraved: on top of handle: "From P.G. Arcularius/By Bequest" engraved: on top of handle: "JAMES R. HARPER"
According to the inscription, this cane was bequeathed by Philip Arcularius(ca. 1750-1824/25) to his son-in-law James P. Harper (1795-1869), New York City mayor and businessman.
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