Antique Whimsey Cane with Tramp Art Style Carving | AS IS
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Here we have one of the coolest old walking canes this side of the Mississippi. It's an antique whimsey ball-in-chain wood carving with a handle to boot. This rare walking stick is a marvel of craftsmanship and functionality. I can't imagine taking on this undertaking. If you step away from the cages for second, you'll see the carving leading up to it has levels, all in a tramp art style. The wood carved balls shift from the top to the bottom of the cage based on your gravitational preference. Then you have the carved hearts and initials ("H" and "M"). Unreal piece, although it has been repaired (see pics).
The rare folk art comes out of an old collector's estate in southern Illinois. I'm guessing the piece was made sometime in the late 1800s or early 1900s.
The antique folk art cane measures 34" tall, with the carved cages measuring . The widest point is 1". At the top of the cage, there was a significant crack or break at some point. Someone used glue to solidify the piece again. Still an amazing piece to look at. Please see all the pics as they are part of the description. The rare cane is being sold AS IS.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO Boxes). Free shipping on the whimsey folk art cane.
No home is complete without a whimsy ball-in-chain cane, especially with the tramp art style. You'll see.