A Folk Art Walking Cane With a Carved Head of Sir Walter Scott
Most gentlemen in the 19th and early 20th century would have carried a cane. Canes would rarely been used as a walking aid, as anybody at this time who had problems walking would have used a crutch. The cane was mostly used by gentlemen for affectation, or as a form of defence against dogs and ruffians.
Folk art cane with a carving of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century author. The carver has used the shape of the natural blackthorn branch to carve the face in detail.
In good condition with no losses to the features, and a good patina.
Dimensions: 85cm long