Cane, Carved, Figure of Woman
Shaft with Branch Spurs and Coiled Snake Eating Frog
The shaft with branch-spurs features a conforming coiled serpent about to consume a frog surmounted by a finely carved, fully accessorized figure of a gowned woman; her garments feature fine scratch-decoration and detail; inlayed eyes. (Dimensions: 34" L.)
Cane, Persian Taste, Chiseled Steel, Traces of Gold and Silver
The knurly shaft has great color and patina; pommel and ferrule are carved steel and display traces of gold and silver gilt; the gold is obvious, silver mostly limited to ferrule and very thin. Overall condition of this walking stick/weapon is very good. (Dimensions: 34" L.)
Cane, Folk Art Carved Walking Stick, African American
The curvaceous handle is beautifully carved; depicted is a human head of African descent with exaggerated features; this section with strong traces of black stain. On the reverse is a woman in long gown, resting at/on an obelisk-like pedestal. (L: 36")
Fruitwood, possibly pear wood
Second Half 19th Century
Cane, Folk Art, Carved, Polychrome Anonymous, "RL"
Late 19th Century - SOLD
An outstanding example featuring a fruitwood grip above an eagle carved with heart drop horn ferrule applied with brass upholstery tacks. The shaft is entirely carved and features crossed American flags centering the above mentioned heart, a rattle snake seizes an alligator's tail; a jack knife; a banded-keg above a bird above a full length figure of a man with gun. Also ornamenting this remarkable effort is a dog, a bird sitting atop a cane, and long leafy vines. The maker used a brass sewing thimble for ferrule and applied varnish overall-preserving the red, black, and green pigments that are now tightly crazed and in great patina. The overall condition is fine. Dimensions: 33.75" L.
203-220 - SOLD
Cane, Curly Maple and Stag Horn, Ivory Bird Grip
The carved bird handle with taxidermist eyes remains in very good condition; very tiny tip of upper beak is missing and worn smooth. (Brass ferrule and tip)
Dimensions: 37" L.
Canes, Ivory, Carved, Folk Art
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Cane, Folk Art, Carved Ivory Grip, Rosewood Shaft
This cane features a carved shoulder, arm and hand, the hand gripping a serpent which coils to elbow; tip of serpent tail missing, with all else fine.
Cane, Ivory Grip, Mahogany Shaft
Cane, Stylized Dog Handle, Good Color
Cane, Ivory Sailor's Knot Grip, Brass Ferrule
Teakwood, fine condition.
Cane, Carved, Coiled Serpent
Late 19th Century
This example with carved grip appears to have never had a ferrule; imperfections just under grip.
Cane, Ivory Grip, Ebonized Shaft, Ivory Ferrule
Cane, Carved, Folk Art, Human Face with Horns
Buggy Whip, Ivory Grip and Decorative Orb
Walking Stick, Scrimshaw
Whalebone, Carved, Painted Stick
Sperm Whale Grip - SOLD
Painted bamboo walking stick with a carved whalebone handle, cast pewter collar, one fluke on the whale is broken.
Dimensions: 35-inches long.
604-27 - SOLD
Relief Carved Cane
The orb-like head clasped by a relief-carved hand; the eight-sided collar is scratch carved, and a frog is about to be consumed by a snake. The snake's body tapers in width as it spirals downward to yet another eight-sided collar just above the ferrule. It appears that the tip was never capped with metal; cane is shellacked and in fine condition with a nearly 3-inch section of wood missing at ferrule.
Rooster, woman, and trailing floral leafy motif - SOLD
See Just For Nice, Carving And Whittling Magic Of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Richard and Mary Machmer, page 31 for related works.
Dimensions: 37-inches long.
216-379 - SOLD
Face With Hat Cane
Probably third quarter...19th century
An interesting example...the round handle worn smooth from use; traces of black paint on all surfaces. Great color and patina. The grip above shaft with seven geometric knops between each which is entasis; this slight convexity adds movement compounding the visual interest. The brass sewing thimble served well as a clever make-do ferrule. (H. 34.25; w. 5.25-inches.)