Cane with lady’s leg handle

Unknown Maker, American, 19th century


about 1860

Whale ivory L handle, narwhal tusk shaft, exotic wood collar inlaid with ivory spherules

Overall: 34 1/4 × 4 in. (87 × 10.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Cane

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Numbered, on white sticker around lower shaft: #86


Tradewind Antiques, Danvers, Massachusetts “Auction of Antique Canes,” April 26, 2003, lot 30, illus. in color p. 25 ; sold to Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 2003; given to present collection, 2016.

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