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Category: Canes & Walking Sticks

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    Antique Cane Auction

    A device used primarily to assist in walking and providing postural support, walking sticks and canes come in many shapes and sizes. Historically, walking sticks have also been used in self-defense with a concealed knife or sword. Considered a fashion accessory by many, some of the designs have also become…

    Gold Quartz Dress Cane
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    Decoy and Sporting Art Sale | Session One

    In the first session of the upcoming Decoy and Sporting Art Sale, offered by Guyette and Deeter, the collection of Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith will be featured. This is the third of four auctions to present items from his collection. One of the key lots is a complete set of…

    Pair of ringbills, Willie Carmadell, Des Allemandes, Louisiana.
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    Antique Cane Collections Auction

    A gold-filled compartment cane with an ebony shaft is a highlight of the upcoming Antique Cane Collections Auction, presented by Kimball Sterling. Named after a U.S. Marshall, the Bat Masterson compartment cane has a high relief casting and can be used to store money, medicine, or other small objects. The auction also…

    Art Nouveau Silver Topless Gypsy Dancer Cane
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    Antique Canes

    The Antique Canes auction, presented by Kimball Sterling, offers a collection of folk, Art Nouveau, dress, and porcelain canes from the 17th century to the present. Introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by English and French aristocrats, walking canes often served as symbols of power, wealth, and social stature…

    Lalique Ladie's Dress cane
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Ernest Trova was a sculptor and Pop artist who rose to fame during the 1960s for his series of sculptures, prints, and paintings titled Falling Man. A self-taught artist, Trova worked as a window dresser in his early years. Inspired by the works of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and…

    (2 Pc) Licio Zanetti Murano Glass Birds
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    Collection and Backal Library. Includes Viceroyalty Silver, Miniatures and Mexican Paintings

    One of the leading lots in the upcoming Collection and Backal Library sale, offered by Morton Subastas, is a portrait by Édouard Pingret. His paintings, which mostly favored the Neoclassical style, often captured 19th-century social status. The available piece depicts a woman in a lace dress, resting her elbow on…

    RETRATO DEL REY LUIS XVI DE FRANCIA FRANCIA, SIGLO XIX. Gouache sobre vitela. Marco de latón con esmaltado guilloche
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    Antique Cane Auction

    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.…

    18k and Lapis Dress Cane
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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    The Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook, features pieces ranging from armoires to ethnographic art. Among the key lots is a Pennsylvania hard pine schrank. Popular in the 18th century, schranks were a type of armoire that typically held clothing and bedroom linens. One of their…

    Large chalkware stag
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    March Decorative Arts & Antiques Auction

    When the United States raised the cost of European silver imports during the 1840s, John Gorham, of Gorham Silver, saw an opportunity for domestic growth. Less than 20 years later, he was accepting commissions from Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady of the United States. A Gorham sterling silver flatware…

    Great Pair of Japanese Glazed Ceramic Foo Dogs
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    A large, cold-painted bronze Franz Bergman boudoir lamp is featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide auction in Dania Beach, Florida. This 19th-century Austrian electric lamp is shaped like a mosque with colored glass windows, a blue curtain in the doorway, and a red canopy attached to the…

    Pair Gilded Bronze and Rock Crystal Sconces
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    Country Americana

    Canton porcelain has been exported to the West since the 1600s. Toward the end of the 18th century, Canton porcelain decorated the homes of many wealthy Americans. The blue and white pieces are known to have decorated the tables of Martha and George Washington. The upcoming Country Americana Auction, presented…

    Country Americana
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    The Important Spring Auction

    Édouard Cortès was a Post-Impressionist artist recognized for his Parisian paintings. He was often called Le Poète Parisien de la Peinture (the Parisian Poet of Painting) for his affinity towards the city. Cortès frequently painted landscapes of Paris in various seasons and light conditions. Leland Little features Cortès’ Place Saint-Michel, Paris oil…

    The Important Spring Auction
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    Leap Day Fine Estates Auction

    A glass bowl, vase, or plate with its sides sheared, making the object devoid of functionality, is a trademark style observed in the works of glass artists Michael David and Kit Karbler. Their collaboration first began with the establishment of their Denver studio, Blake Street Glass Studio, in 1980. Schwenke…

    Large Acoma Vase Signed KL
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    Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery – Day 1

    The first day of the upcoming Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry auction, presented by Elstob & Elstob Auctioneers, offers a selection of decorative art, Asian works of art, jewelry, and more.  Showcased in the auction is a pair of Chinese gold dragon bangles that come in a Tiffany & Co.…

    A CARTIER LAPIS LAZULI AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL SUNBURST DESK CLOCK
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    Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas

    Among the most noted events in American Wild West history was the “OK Corral” shootout in Arizona, which resulted from a dispute between rogue cowboys and several law enforcement officers. After the shootout, Wyatt Earp borrowed a shotgun from Fred Dodge and used it to kill "Curly Bill" Brocius. The…

    Miniature portrait of George Washington by William Birch
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    February 15th Exceptional Estates Auction

    Peter Max is known for his brightly colored Pop Art paintings, which are often described as psychedelic. Blackwell Auctions showcases paintings by Peter Max in the upcoming Exceptional Estates Auction. Highlighted among them is an acrylic painting titled Umbrella Man in Blue III from his Umbrella Man series. The auction…

    KOMAI Kyoto 19C Meiji Censer Inlaid Iron
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    Fine Art & Antiques Session II

    Alan Bean was the fourth astronaut to walk on the moon on the Apollo 12 mission. He resigned after 18 years as an astronaut to paint the sights he had seen beyond Earth. Painting his experiences on canvas, the artist created textures in his work using lunar tools. In the…

    A PAINTING, Dairy Cows in Pasture with Farmhouse
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    The Winter Sale 2020

    Duck hunters use confidence decoys to lull their prey into a false sense of security. These decoys are not modeled after ducks, but instead other birds that a duck would encounter in an everyday environment, such as a goose or swan. A 1920 swan confidence decoy carved by Charles Birch…

    Percival Rosseau (1859-1937) New England
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    New Year Premiere Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

    Diamond jewelry, fine art, and Asian art will be offered in the upcoming New Year Premiere Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction, a two-day sale presented by O’Gallerie. A size 6 diamond and platinum ring is a notable lot. The ring has a central pear-cut diamond with shield-cut diamonds on either side.…

    TWO RUBY, DIAMOND AND YELLOW GOLD RINGS
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    Fine Estate Antiques Auction

    An American artist, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, was never inclined to use store-bought pigments; he claimed, “My hands is [sic] my brushes. The brushes die when I die.” Sudduth rarely worked with canvases or real brushes as he preferred to use his fingers to paint. He created paintings with peculiar mediums,…

    Two Meissen Porcelain Figural Centerpiece Bases