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Object Name: Commemorative cane
Date: ca. 1800
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Medium: Malacca, ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 34 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (86.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm)
Description: Washington, Napoleon, Lafayette.
Credit Line: Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number: 2010.24.7
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This ivory carved cane alludes to Franco-American friendship. It features George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Marquis de Lafayette. The shaft is Malacca, the wood of choice for canes of the elite in the 1790s and early 1800s.