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Object Name: Cane
Date: ca. 1851
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Medium: Wood, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 36 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 92.1 x 4.1 cm )
Description: Wooden cane with straight, tapered shaft; knob handle of woven silver wires capped with engraved disk; metal ferrule.
Credit Line: Gift of Roswell Skeel Jr.
Object Number: 1916.14
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Marks: Engraved on top of handle: "Abijah Reed / 1851 / Roswell Skeel / 1882"

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According to accession records, this cane was used by Abijah Reed, the maternal grandfather of the donor.