Single purpose Canes
Folk Art
Double purpose Canes

STATEMENT: The source of our goods has an impeccable provenance. All canes in the collection are as described. If the entire cane, handle and shaft are both original, the descriptive sentence calls it a cane. When just the handle is original, his description indicates that it is a cane handle and the handle is "mounted" on a specific shaft.

Click photo for more details Surrealistic figures, Folk Art Walking Cane. France, circa 1880

This one-piece Cane carved from an unknown wood has on top of the handle a Salamander and a Cicada, both, symbolic animals of the warm summers of the French Provence. Prominently carved, are the faces of a king wearing his crown and an indian crowned with feathers, there are sea animals like a turtle, and a fish with the head of an otter, a shell and a palm-three are also represented in the shaft as many animal heads carved in the knots of the wood like a fox, a monkey, a wolf etc. Most of the carved figures are etched and enhanced with a heat-needle. The OL is 95 cm and without chips or cracks, the condition is excellent. Like most of the folk-art canes this one is wearing a warm and wonderful patina.

“Hence, Canes are made by shepherds living in the countryside where stars and seasons are the only points of reference and where time does not matter; by old men sitting by the fireside on whom time has lost its grip; by soldiers waiting in the mud of trenches to go back to life or to march to death; by prisoners for whom freedom is so far away that it has become an abstraction. The cane is the work of a man totally uninhibited, who does not account for his time and for whom time doesn’t matter or no longer means anything” (G. Segas) Popular art canes by L. Jantzen

Click photo for more details Folk-art pipe System walking cane. France, circa 1880

One-piece of a very unusual combination of Folk-art & System cane, the handle is 30cm wide, it has a metal tip. O.L. 93cm. = 36 5/8in. No cracks, the condition is perfect.