Dress canes have become a symbol of power, strength, and social prestige. Though canes were first used in ancient times as weapons, they now are used for the opera, theatre, or another black-tie events. In contrast, a gun cane is a walking cane with a firearm built into it. These are difficult to find since many qualify as concealed weapons. Most are in the hands of private collectors and museums, yet Kimball Sterling will present both gun canes and dress canes in the upcoming Antiques and Collectible Gun, Sword, Folk Art & Dress Canes auction.
In this auction, a Remington dog head gun cane is featured. This 19th century cane unscrews to reveal a 22-caliber rim-fire cartridge. It opens with a straight pull for cocking and aims through a pop-up sight. Other highlighted items include a 20th century dress cane depicting a race car and two drivers, a silver dragon collar, and a brass ferrule. A witch’s stag folk cane shows a witch’s face on the handle and an exotic wood shaft. To view the collection and place a bid, visit Bidsquare .
Lot Categories:Fine Art (1), Folk Art (1), Decorative Arts (2), Silver & Vertu (2), Collectibles (134), Canes & Walking Sticks (133), Historical & Political Memorabilia (1), Sporting Decoys, Fishing & Hunting (1), Firearms & Militaria (2)
# of Lots:134
Price Range:$100 - $6,000.
Interesting lots include:
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|Remington Dog Head Gun Cane|| Estimate: |
|Chassepot Gun Cane|| Estimate: |
|Auto Racing Silver Dress Cane|| Estimate: |
|Blackamoor Dress Cane|| Estimate: |
|Victorian Porcelain Dress Cane|| Estimate: |
|Witches Stag Folk Cane|| Estimate: |