Walking sticks came into fashion during the 16th and 17th centuries, after English and French aristocrats introduced them to society. By the 18th century, canes had become an important status symbol among noble gentlemen. Eventually, every gentleman in London was required to procure a license for carrying a walking stick. The upcoming Antique Cane Auction, presented by Kimball Sterling, will present canes from the 17th century to the present. Highlighted among the auction’s lots is a gold quartz presentation cane. This piece has an octagonal handle and gold quartz on top.
Featured in this sale is an Art Nouveau-style sword cane by Richard Lebram. During the 18th century, when the popularity of swords diminished, many aristocrats and noblemen concealed their swords in walking canes. Also offered is a late 17th-century ivory pique cane. The pique technique was brought to England by the Huguenots after 1665. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (10), Folk Art (10), 20th Century (4), Collectibles (97), Canes & Walking Sticks (97)
# of Lots:101
Price Range:$100 - $7,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Gold Quartz Presentation Cane|| Estimate: |
|Ivory Pique Cane|| Estimate: |
|Toledo Sword Cane|| Estimate: |
|Silver Puma Cane|| Estimate: |
|Hands-On Folk Art Cane|| Estimate: |