A Large Victorian Barley Twist Walking Cane/Stick
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.
This is a great oak stick, turned into a barley twist shape. The top is a turned knob. This is a very generously sized stick which would have been owned by a large middle income gentleman.
The condition is very good with a good patina.