Shires Antiques is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom
Rare George II Walking Stick Cane Copper Pommel Stained Beech Shaft c.1750
REF: 2421 / LA364262
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Very rare Georgian copper and stained beech or ash walking sticks that date to between 1750 and 1770. Extremely hard to find, we had a pair recently and prior to that knew of only one other pair, they are detailed in the book Fascinating Walking Sticks by AE Boothroyd page 84 for the text and 85 for the pictures. Originally one was apparently used as an everyday cane and one for Sunday best. This is in remarkable condition for it's age and was presumably the Sunday cane. The pommel is copper with repousse decoration around the sides. The cartouche to the top is engraved with the initials HCP, which from the font I would guess is a later addition, it looks more Victorian than Georgian. Looking closely with a glass there are signs that it may have been gold plated with made. The shaft is stained beech or ash, the grain pattern is easier to see in daylight than in the pictures. Copper eyelets to each side for a wrist strap to be attached. As usual for the period there is a really elongated ferrule made of brass to the base. The fluted decoration to the top is another sign that this is a quality piece rather than a standard plain ferrule. Stunning condition for a cane that's 250 years old. Happy to answer any questions.
Overall it measure 48 inches 122 cm long, the elongated ferrules measures 7 3/4 inches 19.5 cm long. The pommel is 1 1/2 inches 3.9 cm in diameter and 2 1/8 inches 5.5 cm long.
Shires Antiques has clarified that the Rare George II Walking Stick Cane Copper Pommel Stained Beech Shaft c.1750 (LA364262) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being C1750
Excellent condition with no damage or repairs. A few dinks to the top of the pommel as shown in the pictures and the eyelets are misshapen, please see the appropriate pictures. The steel tip to the end was missing which is quite common, this has been professionally replaced with a new handmade substitute.
UK postage £20 via carrier, International shipping please request a quote, due to the length they will have to be sent via carrier overseas as well.
This Rare George II Walking Stick Cane Copper Pommel Stained Beech Shaft c.1750 is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom