Wood, metal, gold plate
Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 89.5 x 3.5 cm )
engraved: on top of handle in block letters: "A.V.N."
Wooden cane with straight, tapered shaft; knob handle with engraved initials and chased, embossed, and engraved decoration of grapes, grape leaves and scrolling vines; netal ferrule.
According to accession records, this cane belonged to Abraham Van Nest (1777-1864). Abraham Van Nest as a merchant in the saddlery and hardware business. He was a benefactor and trustee of Rutgers College, served on the City Board of Alderman, and was President of the Greenwich Savings Bank.
Gift of Miss Sarah H. Van Nest
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.