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Carved Cane Chronicling Life of Thomas Jefferson; Va.

Carved Cane Chronicling Life of Thomas Jefferson; Va.


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1237208
 $2,900 
$2900

Unique carved cane that chronicles the life and achievements of Thomas Jefferson. Among the carved words are "Thos. Jefferson of Va Born Apr 2,1743 Was President USA 1801 to 1809" and ""Wrote Declaration of Independence 1776 Founder of University Va 1819". Closest to the tip is written"Jeffersons Dying Words I resign my spirit to God My Daughter to my country". The carver also wrote "This cane was cut near Jeffersons' tomb Monticello Va." The cane measures 36 3/4" tall and has a metal tip. In addition to the words, designs include: an eagle; a clock and various ambiguous animals, likely foxes and/ or dogs. Made 1895.