Acquired at the Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Antique Flea Market, this unusual lady’s riding stick features the face of a hound for its metal handle. Made circa 1940, the riding stick is made of hardwood, probably walnut, that has been painted black and tapered to a point. The masterfully rendered, white metal dog head handle has great detail for the dog’s bust and collar. The hardwood stick has been carefully inserted into the bottom opening of the metal handle.
This delightfully quirky riding stick is in great vintage condition. Through the years, some of the black paint has worn off the stick, and the metal dog head has a wonderful patina.
This fanciful riding stick would make for a great folk art statement in one’s library, study or home office. If you enjoy collecting the odd yet decorative piece of metalwork, then this item is right for you!