Sword cane

Object Number: 
1935.148ab
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Wood, metal, horn, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/4 in. ( 89.5 cm )
Description: 
Wooden cane with straight, tapered shaft concealing dagger; L-shaped handle carved out of black bone in the shape of a horse's hoof and fore leg with an ivory band; metal collar and ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was carried by the donor's father, Augustus Toedteberg, during the Draft Riots of the Civil War. Augustus Toedteberg was a prolific Brooklyn illustrator noted for theater portraits and dramactic scenes. Palette and brushes used by him (1936.506a-d) are in the Museum collection as well as examples of his work.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Emma Toedteberg
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group