Walking-stick

Walking-stick
Title
Walking-stick
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 3/4 x 2 in. ( 90.8 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Twisted grapevine cane with tapered shaft and brass ferrule; engraved with three bands.
Credit Line 
Gift of Misses Eliza and Isabella Vaché Cox
Object Number 
1933.72
Marks 
written: on label found with object: "grapevine cane presented to/ John Palmer Cox M.D. by/ his intimate friend Mr.Frank Livingston/ originally it had a silver top/ engraved with inscription as per above which has been/ unfortunately lost. Presented to the N. Y. Historical Soc./ by the Missies M. E. & I. V. Cox."
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this cane originally had a silver cap engraved with the inscription, "Presented to John Palmer Cox, M.D., By his Intimate Friend Mr. Frank Livingston." The cap was lost before the cane was given to the New-York Historical Society.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group