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    A GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ROBERT E. LEE-OWNED CANE A documented cane made from wood of the hubcap of George Washington's carriage, given by Robert E. Lee to his first cousin, together with a pair of his gauntlets [which are now in the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg]. Measuring 36" in length, the beautiful folk art styled cane is crafted from a tree branch and is bound at the bottom by a sheet metal tip. The 'hubcap' from George Washington's carriage is seated at the top of the cane below which is a coin silver ring.
    The cane descended through the family of Lewis Burwell whose grandfather was a close friend of Confederate General Robert E. Lee whom had been given the cane by a Washington family member. The cane has been a prominent item in the collection of famed Civil War artist Don Troiani, and is accompanied by a full background and extensive documentation.

    Provenance:
    The Don Troiani Collection; The Lewis Burwell Collection; The Nathaniel Burwell Collection
    Condition: Small crack extending six inches from the tip of the cane. Surface wear normal for age and use.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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