Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1947.266
Date: 
1830-1840
Medium: 
Wood, possibly maple; ivory, silver, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 87.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraving: on collar in script: "J. DRAKE 35. BOWERY."
Description: 
Wooden cane with straight, slightly tapered shaft; ivory knob handle; silver collar engraved with inscription; ivory eyelet; and brass ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nina Sturges Skidmore and Mr. Samuel Tredwell Skidmore, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group