This is a lovely ladies silver plated mounted Malacca walking stick, circa 1880 in date.
This decorative walking cane features a splendid globular silver plated pommel which is decorated with exquisite Rococo style above a Malacca tapering shaft features its original ferrule.
A truly beautiful piece that would make a fine addition to any antique collection.
In excellent condition with signs of use commensurate with age, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the stick displays beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 89 x Width 3 x Depth 3
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 inch x Depth 1 inch
Our reference: A1766b
rare and exotic also known as "King of canes" was the most commonly used material in making the cane shafts where the standard grip was rounded and metallic.Today, designer and collector canes have sterling silver handles, and are made with wooden shafts made from various woods, including Malacca andbamboo.
Ornate designs, such as animal heads, skulls, and various emblems may also be carved into the wooden handles; these may make them harder to wield, but some find them more attractive.
Malacca is one species of rattanfound on the coast of Sumatra. Rattan palms have long, slender stems, and were perfect for fashioning walking sticks. The stem is not round, but has a ridge or spine, often called a “teardrop,” running along its length. It is very light-weight, yet strong, with no two specimens being alike. The stem is made up of links with joints or nodes at both ends like bamboo. The bark is strong, with what appears to be a satiny, natural gloss or surface glaze. Color varies from brown to blond or reddish amber.
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