Victorian Folk Cane

Folk Art Walking Sticks & Canes

Folk walking canes are one of the largest area's for the walking stick 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.

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 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.


Victorian Folk Cane of a Monkey Head With Glass Eyes c.1890


Crook Handle Walking Stick With Shagreen Collar shaft holding the wording:ANTOINE -PARIS


Late Georgian Early Victorian Carved One Length Evolution Walking Stick


Victorian One Length Character Walking Stick in the Form of Mythical Animal


Victorian Regal Gent Folk Walking Stick C.1870


Late Victorian Carved Ebony Study of A Moorish Lady


19th Century Elaborate Black Dog Folk Walking Cane


Dog Head Crook Handle On Briar Shaft Walking Stick . c.1910


19th Century Folk Art Walking Stick c.1890


Beautifully Carved Elderly Gentleman Novelty Walking Stick-Birmingham 1992


Carved Bird Head With Twisted Ivy Shaft c.1950


Carved Monkey Head On One Length Shaft


Early 20th Century One Length Dog Head Folk Walking Stick


Entwined Carved Snake Walking Stick


Folk Cane Carved Face c.1920


Large Marquetry Pommel on Horn Segmented Shaft c.1900


Marquetry Pommel Walking Stick c.1930


Pitcairn Island Defiant Fist Walking Stick


Slim Line Marquetry Pommel With Bone Inlay c.1910


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


Superb Very Large Carved Figural Folk Cane c. 1920


Unusual Carved Hazel Folk Cane c.1920


Unusual Victorian Oak Carved Folk Walking Stick c.1890


Victorian Foot & Slipper Walking Stick c.1900


Victorian Hand Carved Greyhound on Stripped Briar Shaft c.1900

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