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Object Name: Cane
Date: 1830-1840
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Medium: Wood, possibly maple; ivory, silver, brass
Dimensions: Overall: 34 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 87.3 x 3.2 cm )
Description: Wooden cane with straight, slightly tapered shaft; ivory knob handle; silver collar engraved with inscription; ivory eyelet; and brass ferrule.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Nina Sturges Skidmore and Mr. Samuel Tredwell Skidmore, Jr.
Object Number: 1947.266
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Marks: engraving: on collar in script: "J. DRAKE 35. BOWERY."

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According to accession records, this cane belonged to John Drake (ca. 1772-after 1842), New York City merchant, and appears in Drake's portrait (1947.265) in the New-York Historical Society collections.