Walking Cane With Ivory & Piqué-Work Handle

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Walking Cane With Ivory & Piqué-Work Handle

WALPOLES
An English malacca walking cane with a tall ivory handle profusely decorated with piqué-work, the principle design being opposing and interlocking 'C' scrolls; the lower section of this handle pierced for a lanyard. English circa 1700. 
38 inches long
Some of these canes, dating from around 1700, are precisely dated within the piqué-work and are clearly produced over a short period of time. The earliest so far recorded is dated 1687; the latest 1717. This fact, in conjunction with so many similarities in style and method of making, suggest that all may have been made in one workshop and by few craftsmen. It is further likely that this workshop was of Huguenot origin as the technique of pique-work is thought to have come to England with the Protestants fleeing France following the Edict of Nantes in 1665.  

Period: 

18th Century & Earlier

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WALPOLES

111 Portobello Road,
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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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