Walking Cane Collectors Dream


We are excited to announce the sale of a single owner collection of over 250 gadget and novelty walking canes. They are to be sold as part of our August Interiors Auction on the 7th August at 10am. 

Many of the walking canes date back to the 18th century and have been accumulated by a private collector over many years of auction buying and private purchases. 

The collection includes a number of much celebrated Black Forest carved handles. Black Forest carvers specialised in the production of furniture, clocks and exquisite miniature novelties. Subject matter often included bears and woodland topics, many with humorous or fun elements. Collectors will be excited to see the rarer cats and dogs featured in this collection.  

Notable mentions go to a Black Forest walking stick, circa 1900, with a carved dog's head pommel and another late 19th century one with a carved cats head pommel with automated jaw and eyes. Also an early 20th century bulldog umbrella with automated mouth and ears, with a gilt metal collar, bamboo handle and silk shade. 

The dog theme continues with a wonderful silver mounted bamboo walking cane, the handle cast as a dog's head with inset glass eyes, hallmarked London 1889, estimate £100-150. 

The sale is not limited to animals and also includes a cloisonne enamel hardwood walking cane, circa 1900, with exquisite egg form pommel, estimate £200 -£300. And a very unusual Continental gold mounted snakewood walking cane, late 19th century, with an estimate of £200- £400. 

The sale is set to excite the expert walking cane connoisseur and novice collector alike. Viewing starts on Friday 3rd August - 7th August. We welcome everyone to come and browse this very large and unusual collection at our Sussex saleroom. 

Viewing is available at the Sussex salesroom on 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th August. The sale takes place in our salesroom in Wisborough Green, with online bidding available via

Walking Cane Sale Wednesday 8th August 10am