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Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1866.4
Date: 
1790-1840
Medium: 
Wood, probably malacca; brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 92.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Wood cane with tapered shaft, knob handle, two eyelets, brass band and brass ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records this cane was originally owned by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and descended as follows: Benjamin Franklin Bache (1790), Naphtali Philips of New York, Dr. John W. Francis.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel W. Francis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group