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Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E


Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E, entire view

Walnut embellished with profuse cast and cut brass, nickel and silver; displaying corps badges, crossed
rifle/sword, eagle over cannon and ordinance, shield featuring portrait of Lincoln flanked by U.S. Also,
an amazing chain and anchor, a cast frame centering “HONOR BEFORE DEATH”; many other decorative
devices including more than 50 stars! The creative maker used a large caliber bullet casing for the
ferrule. Russel was possibly enlisted in the 13th Cavalry, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company E;
recruited in Pittsburgh [not positive].
Please call or write to David for additional information. drh@aaawt.com


Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E, detail view 1

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E,  detail view 2

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E,  detail view 3

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E,  detail view 4

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E,  detail view 5

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E,  detail view 6

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E,  detail view 7

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E, detail view 8

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E, detail view 9

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E, detail view 10

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E, detail view 11

Antique Walking Stick, Civil War or G.A.R. Period Cane, Outstanding Ornamentation 
Silver Pommel Cap Embossed, J. Russell, 2 PENN VOL. CAV. / CO. E, detail view 12

$7,625.00

928-107




Antique Cane, Carved Folk Art Walking Stick, Original Surface
Anonymous, likely circa 1880-1900


Antique Cane, Carved Folk Art Walking Stick, Original Surface
Anonymous, likely circa 1880-1900, entire view 1

Beautifully carved hand with ringed finger, bracelet and cuff holding a ball above the tapering inlaid
shaft featuring an open chamber containing three carved dice; a pair of snakes, their eyes set with
mine cut stones are coiled around the stick. (Length: 35")


Antique Cane, Carved Folk Art Walking Stick, Original Surface
Anonymous, likely circa 1880-1900, hand detail 1

Antique Cane, Carved Folk Art Walking Stick, Original Surface
Anonymous, likely circa 1880-1900, hand detail 2

Antique Cane, Carved Folk Art Walking Stick, Original Surface
Anonymous, likely circa 1880-1900, hand detail 3

Antique Cane, Carved Folk Art Walking Stick, Original Surface
Anonymous, likely circa 1880-1900, shaft detail

Antique Cane, Carved Folk Art Walking Stick, Original Surface
Anonymous, likely circa 1880-1900, snake detail

$2,075.00

928-84




Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940


Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, entire view

The orb shape grip above a vocabulary of relief carved figures centered by banded barrels; bird, clover
and anchor above man and woman; Odd Fellows three link chain and squirrel, turkey, skull and
crossbones and heart in hand…all above a delicately carved snake which is missing an inch of its tail.
(Length: 39.25")


Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 1

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 2

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 3

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 4

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 5

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 6

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 7

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 8

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved, Painted & Stained
Unknown maker, circa 1900-1940, detail 9

$1,425.00

928-106




Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved Root or Vine Cane, Original Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
The yellow and black cat is perched on a red painted shaft


Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved Root or Vine Cane, Original Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
The yellow and black cat is perched on a red painted shaft, entire view

(35”)


Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved Root or Vine Cane, Original Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
The yellow and black cat is perched on a red painted shaft, detail 1

Antique Walking Stick, Folk Art Carved Root or Vine Cane, Original Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
The yellow and black cat is perched on a red painted shaft, detail 2

$785.00

1245-7




Antique Cane, Figural Walking Stick, Mustached Man Wearing Helmet
Unknown Maker, Anonymous Portrait
Silver Plated Copper


Antique Cane, Figural Walking Stick, Mustached Man Wearing Helmet
Unknown Maker, Anonymous Portrait 
Silver Plated Copper, entire view

The silver plated bust on fruitwood shaft with horn tip…
(Length: 35.75")


Antique Cane, Figural Walking Stick, Mustached Man Wearing Helmet
Unknown Maker, Anonymous Portrait 
Silver Plated Copper, head detail 1

Antique Cane, Figural Walking Stick, Mustached Man Wearing Helmet
Unknown Maker, Anonymous Portrait 
Silver Plated Copper, head detail 2

$475.00

110-852




Antique Gold Handled Presentation Walking Stick, Cane, Gilt
“Erinnerung / Liberty Company / No.12 / D.A.S.B.


Antique Gold Handled Presentation Walking Stick, Cane, Gilt
“Erinnerung / Liberty Company / No.12 / D.A.S.B., entire view

The recipient’s initials are engraved on end of grip, the presentation within oval cartouche…topside of
handle; detailed repoussé and chasing; ebony shaft; German silver or nickel and steel ferrule.
(Length: 35.5")


Antique Gold Handled Presentation Walking Stick, Cane, Gilt
“Erinnerung / Liberty Company / No.12 / D.A.S.B., handle detail 1

Antique Gold Handled Presentation Walking Stick, Cane, Gilt
“Erinnerung / Liberty Company / No.12 / D.A.S.B., handle detail 2

Antique Gold Handled Presentation Walking Stick, Cane, Gilt
“Erinnerung / Liberty Company / No.12 / D.A.S.B., engraving detail

$395.00

492-202




Antique Walking Stick, Twisted Vine Wrapped Folk Art Cane, Man’s Head Grip
Unknown Maker, Possibly Southern United States, Circa 1880-1900


Antique Walking Stick, Twisted Vine Wrapped Folk Art Cane, Man’s Head Grip
Unknown Maker, Possibly Southern United States, Circa 1880-1900, entire view

Terrific folk-art carved grip man’s head above the root twisted stick.
(Length: 36.5")


Antique Walking Stick, Twisted Vine Wrapped Folk Art Cane, Man’s Head Grip
Unknown Maker, Possibly Southern United States, Circa 1880-1900, head detail 1

Antique Walking Stick, Twisted Vine Wrapped Folk Art Cane, Man’s Head Grip
Unknown Maker, Possibly Southern United States, Circa 1880-1900, head detail 2

Antique Walking Stick, Twisted Vine Wrapped Folk Art Cane, Man’s Head Grip
Unknown Maker, Possibly Southern United States, Circa 1880-1900, vine detail

$345.00

1130-10




Antique Walking Stick, a Fine Cane with Presentation, Gold Gilt, Large Knobbed Handle
Likely a 50th Anniversary Gift, Presented to J.P. Towson by Help / No. 4 / Wosted Department


Antique Walking Stick, a Fine Cane with Presentation, Gold Gilt, Large Knobbed Handle
Likely a 50th Anniversary Gift, Presented to J.P. Towson by Help / No. 4 / Wosted Department, entire view

A beautiful Victorian presentation cane of turned ebony having a steel tipped German silver ferrule.
The pommel displays fine repoussé scrolling and chasing.
(Length: 34”)


Antique Walking Stick, a Fine Cane with Presentation, Gold Gilt, Large Knobbed Handle
Likely a 50th Anniversary Gift, Presented to J.P. Towson by Help / No. 4 / Wosted Department, top detail 1

Antique Walking Stick, a Fine Cane with Presentation, Gold Gilt, Large Knobbed Handle
Likely a 50th Anniversary Gift, Presented to J.P. Towson by Help / No. 4 / Wosted Department,top detail 2

$685.00

492-201




Glass Cane, Parade Cane, Red, White and Blue Swirls, Knob Handle
Boston and Sandwich?
Circa 1875 - SOLD


Antique Cane, Glass, Parade Cane, Knob Handle, Circa 1875, entire view

Elongated and twisted rod with hollow bulb finial ornamented with spiraling canes of red, white and blue incased in clear glass. (L: 40.25")

556-54 - SOLD




Folk Art Cane, Relief Carved, Outstanding Composition and Surface
Unknown Maker
19th Century - SOLD


Antique Folk Art Cane, Relief Carved, 19th Century, entire view 1

The handle is a hatted man waiting 1820's style coat standing on barrel; perhaps falling down drunk! The shaft with intertwined vine and clover centering milk-maid with cow, other human figures and barnyard animals displays a wonderful dark finish with great patina. An outstanding aesthetic; appears to have been carved of wood with soft center whereas there is definitive evidence of fill limited to a lower section of the core. The raised trailing vine and carvings were not compromised; ancient restoration now with perfectly matched color and patina. An examiner may likely miss the repair during inspection as we initially did. The cane is complete with custom display base.
(L: 36.75")

310-117 - SOLD




Cane, Walking Stick, Carved Hand, Pointing Finger, Puzzle Ball, Relief Heart
Unknown Maker, Probably Late 19th Century
Great folk art, wonderful surface, mixed woods, inlays, and incising - SOLD


Antique Cane, Carved Hand, Pointing Finger, Probably Late 19th Century, entire view

(Excellent original condition, professionally crafted display stand; L: 34.25")

216-496 - SOLD




Woodsman's Cane, Scratch Carved Stag Horn Grip, Max Axtell, Fish Ornament
Found in New York State
Antique - SOLD


Antique Woodsman's Cane, Stag Horn Grip, Scratch Carved Decoration, entire view

(L: 33.5")

1062-3 - SOLD




Snake Staff, Carved and Painted Fraternal Lodge Artifact
Complete with Wall Display Bracket
Last Quarter Nineteenth Century
Unknown Maker
Folk art carved and painted forked-tongue serpent coiled around staff - SOLD


Antique Staff, Carved Snake, Fraternal Lodge Artifact, 19th Century, entire view

(Fine original condition; L: 38.5")

606-43 - SOLD




Folk Art Cane, Walking Stick, Carved Head and Shoulder of Black Gentleman
American, Possibly Southern
19th Century
Carved in two pieces - SOLD


Antique Carved Walking Stick, American, Possibly Southern, 19th Century, entire view

Appears to retain original surface with minor in-paint pretty much limited to the shaft.
Dimensions: 32.75" L.

898-16 - SOLD




Walking Stick, Civil War Veteran, US Colored Troops, Engraved C. H. Remick Cambridge, Massachusetts
19th Century
Stag Horn Handle, Silver Collar, The Cane Is Carved "Lookout Mt" - SOLD


Antique Walking Stick, Civil War Veteran, Massachusetts, 19th Century, facing right view

Clarke H. Remick of Chelsea, MA, enlisted into the 35th Mass Infantry in July, 1862 serving with them during the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, after which he was discharged for disability. In June of 1863 he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant into the 35th USCT Infantry, serving with that unit until the end of the War, and then serving as a Captain with the 103rd USCT Infantry until 1866 (not verified).
(L: 36")

308-340 - SOLD




Cane, Folk Art Carved Walking Stick, African American
Fruitwood, possibly pear wood
Second Half 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Cane, Folk Art Carved, African American, entire view

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")

497-72 - SOLD




Face With Hat Cane
Pennsylvania
Probably third quarter...19th century
Varnished hickory - SOLD


Antique Cane, Carved Face with Hat, Pennsylvania, entire view

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.)

881-12 - SOLD




Walking Stick, Carved and Polychrome Cane, Folk Art
Unknown Maker
19th Century - SOLD


Antique Carved and Polychrome Walking Stick, 19th Century, entire view

Rose bud, leaves and other devices above gloved and ringed hand having bracelet at wrist; continuing to rattlesnake with pinhead eyes hanging from branch and coiled around the stick and centering a morning glory-like flower. The stick displays competent carving, a wonderful surface; brass ferrule; a single small chip to leave with else fine. (L: 35")

843-156 - SOLD




Cane, Carved, Figure of Woman
Shaft with Branch Spurs and Coiled Snake Eating Frog
Anonymous
19th Century
Possibly Spain - SOLD


Antique Cane, Carved, Figure of Woman, 19th Century, entire view

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.)

497-73 - SOLD




Cane, Folk Art, Carved, Polychrome Anonymous, "RL"
Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Cane, Folk Art, Polychrome Decoration, entire view

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




Canes, Carved, Folk Art
Sold separately


Antique Canes, Carved and Folk Art, group view

Left to right:
Cane, Folk Art, Carved Grip, Rosewood Shaft
19th Century
- SOLD

Cane, Mahogany Shaft
19th Century
- SOLD

Cane, Stylized Dog Handle, Good Color
19th Century
- SOLD
Antique Cane with Stylized Dog Handle, handle detail
(L: 37.5")
879-17

Cane, Sailor's Knot Grip, Brass Ferrule
19th Century
- SOLD

Cane, Carved, Coiled Serpent
Late 19th Century
- SOLD
Antique Cane with Carved Coiled Serpent, handle detail
This example with carved grip appears to have never had a ferrule; imperfections just under grip.
(L: 35.5")
879-19

Cane, Ebonized Shaft, Ferrule
19th Century
- SOLD

Cane, Carved, Folk Art, Human Face with Horns
19th Century
- SOLD
Antique Folk Art Cane with Human Face and Horns, handle detail
(L: 38")
879-13

Buggy Whip, Grip and Decorative Orb
19th Century
- SOLD




Walking Stick, Scrimshaw
Whalebone, Carved, Painted Stick
Sperm Whale Grip - SOLD


Antique Walking Stick, Scrimshaw Handle, Painted, entire view

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




Carved Cane
Pennsylvania
Anonymous
Rooster, woman, and trailing floral leafy motif - SOLD


Antique Cane, Carved, Pennsylvania, entire view

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



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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