RARE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY WOOD ROOT FOLK ART WALKING STICK / CANE CARVED SNAKES. DATING TO THE 19TH CENTURY THIS IS A VERY RARE ANTIQUE EXAMPLE OF A COMPLICATED WOOD ROOT WALKING CANE OR STICK.
MEASURING 33.5 INCHES LONG (85CM) IT IS APPROX 4.5 INCHES AT ITS WIDEST (11.3CM). CREATED BY USING ONE SECTION OF WOOD ROOT THE MAIN BODY CREATES A COIL AT THE TOP ENDING IN A SNAKES HEAD, WITH CARVING AND SOME RESIDUAL PAINTED FINISH. THE COMPLICATED STRUCTURE HAS BEEN CARVED TO SHOW SMALLER SNAKES ATTACKING THE BODY OF THE LARGER SNAKE DOWN THE MAIN BODY OF THE WALKING STICK.THERE IS A CURVED RING SECTION FROM WHICH THE STICK HUNG WHEN NOT IN USE, THIS HAS AREAS OF WEAR AS SHOWN IN THE IMAGES, ALSO THERE IS A SECTION OF BODY MISSING ON ONE OF THE SMALL SNAKES WITH A LITTLE FILLING. ALL THE SNAKES HAVE CARVED FEATURES AND THE REMAINS OF PAINTED FINISH. THERE IS SOME SHRINKAGE TO THE PAINT IN PLACES SUGGESTING IT HUNG NEAR AN OPEN FIRE. A RARE AND UNIQUE EXAMPLE TO ADD TO ANY COLLECTION IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL FORM AND PATINA AS I HOPE THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW. THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK.
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