AMERICAN, POSSIBLY SOUTHERN, CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART CANE / WALKING STICK, oak, having knopped handle and black-painted serpent-entwined shaft, fitted with a bullet casing for ferrule. Serpent figure set with ruby glass eyes. Old surface (shaft likely scraped down). 20th century. 37 1/2" L. Provenance: From a North Carolina collection.
Very good overall condition. Painted entirely black at one point.