ANTIQUE IRISH WALKING STICK BEAUTIFUL KNURLED ROOT TOP
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Sold Date: 06/27/2007
Channel: Online Auction
1800'S ALL ORIGINAL ANTIQUE NATURAL WALKING STICKOR SHILLELAGH. This is an antique all natural wood medium warm brown walking stick. ALL ONE PIECE. NICE NATURAL KNURLED ROOT CANE TOP. SOLID . T are at least 9 knurls on this root top "handle". ONE SIDE OF THE KNURLED ROOT AREA ACTUALLY SEEMS TO HAVE A NATURAL LOOK OF A "BOXER DOG"! (Just my own observation.) (See picture.) The walking stick is natural (cherry?)wood all through-out. It is a very nice-looking piece and really shows its antiquity. THE BEAUTIFUl AND UNIQUE SHAPED NATURAL TOP WALKING HANDLE AREA IS PERFECT WITH NO SPLITS, CRACKS OR OTHERWISE AND IS VERY SOLID. I acquired this lawyer's walking stick from an old 1800's New England estate when my brother-in-law purchased this old house along with its contents. My husband and I wanted to put this cane with such a unique top on our wall of collectibles but our wall has become too overwhelming with other items to do so. Since it is such a lovely piece, we decided to put it up for sale. IT'S A BEAUTY. WE LOVE IT. The length is amost 35" long,. The "handle" is almost 6" across. It looks like at one time over the years someone had put a base (metal?)tip piece at the bottom for stablilzation but I don't know if it had been put on right in the beginning. It isn't t now. T are about 4 very thin separations on the wood shaft which occured while the walking stick sat in the old house. This is the only thing I see. Otherwise the whole cane is beautiful and the top is perfect with such an interesting natural shape to it. If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks very much. NOTE: I showed someone this old walking stick today and asked about the kind of wood it is and I was told that it most likely is ROSE WOOD as a lot of the old antique walking sticks were made from the rose wood. I tried to do my best to find out so as to provide you with as best information as possible about this beautiful walking stick. The person who looked at it for me especially raved over the gorgeous root on it (the handle part). Thanks very much.
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