Sword cane

Object Number: 
1939.410ab
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Wood, probably ash; silver; steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 89.2 x 6.4 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamp: on shaft near handle: "GR"
Description: 
Wooden cane with tapering shaft concealing steel blade with ornamental engraving; crook handle.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this sword cane belonged to Thomas Norman (1751-1834) of Caldwell, NY, great-granddaughter of the donor. Norman was the son-in-law of Col. Crean Brush, loyalist and member of the NY British Provincial Assembly from 1773 to 1775. Brush's step-daughter married Ethan Allen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Clarence M. Smith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group