Walking-stick

Walking-stick
Title
Walking-stick
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Wood, gold-plated metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 91.8 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Wooden cane with tapered shaft; foliate decorated knob handle with inscription; and metal ferrule.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper
Object Number 
1957.252
Marks 
engraved: on top of handle: "From P.G. Arcularius/By Bequest" engraved: on top of handle: "JAMES R. HARPER"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group