Overall: 34 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (86.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm)
Washington, Napoleon, Lafayette.
This ivory carved cane alludes to Franco-American friendship. It features George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Marquis de Lafayette. The shaft is Malacca, the wood of choice for canes of the elite in the 1790s and early 1800s.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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