Folk Art Walking Sticks & Canes
Folk Art Walking Sticks & Canes

Folk Art Walking Sticks & Canes

Folk walking canes are one of the largest area's for the collector to explore. A folk walking cane is a not a mass machine manufactured walking stick, more likely to be, a little primitive in application.The pure example  being created by  a lone individual whittling away at a piece of wood,filing bone or horn and possibly embellishing with copper,brass or some form of white metal to create an individual design.

 

 At the other end of the folk walking cane spectrum being the walking stick manufacturer of past years, outsourcing the carving of canes with pre defined design criteria. Likely a silver, white metal collar added to the finished item by the manufacturer, bearing the makers stamp and metal makers punch. The more sophisticated canes being held to be wood based  'novelty' walking sticks.

 

The Moon Faced Man Pommel on Briar c.1900

 

Victorian Hand Carved Greyhound on Stripped Briar Shaft c.1900

 

Beautifully Carved Elderly Gentleman Novelty Walking Stick-Birmingham 1992

 

The Superb Lion & Fox Character Walking Cane With Silver Collar Chester 1904

 

Very Large gnarled Wood With Owl Carved Head c.1910

 

Victorian Foot & Slipper Walking Stick c.1900

 

Entwined Carved Snake Walking Stick

 

Foudroyant Nelson's Flagship Oak Souvenir Walking Stick c.1898

 

Pitcairn Island Defiant Fist Walking Stick

 

Decorated Root Ball Collector's Cane

 

Unusual Carved Hazel Folk Cane

 

19th Century Folk Art Walking Stick c.1890

 

Carved Bird Head With Twisted Ivy Shaft c.1950

 

Folk Cane Carved Face c.1920

 

Carved Hardwood Character Cane c. 1810

 

Root Ball & Bone Skull Folk Cane c.1920

 

Superb Carved Figural Head of Two Faces of Man c.1890

 

Wood Sample Collector’s Cane (c1920)

 

Victorian Folk Cane Hooded Face

 

Victorian From Kilkenny Folk Cane c.1880

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