Walking stick, 1790-1840
Photo Courtesy of New-York Historical Society
Wood (probably malacca) and brass; L. 36 3/8 in. (92.4 cm), max. Diam. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
New York Historical Society (New York, N.Y.), 1866.4
A walking stick or cane was an essential accessory to a gentleman's public dress for several centuries.