Mark Twain Folk Art Cane
Mark Twain Folk Art Cane Mark Twain Folk Art Cane Mark Twain Folk Art Cane Mark Twain Folk Art Cane Mark Twain Folk Art Cane
Mark Twain Folk Art Cane
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Mark Twain Folk Art Cane

  • This American folk art cane is crafted from the wood of a tree on Mark Twain's estate
  • The cane was given by William A. Willard to his ill nephew
  • An engraving details the provenance and the life and works of Twain
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Boasting extraordinary provenance and craftsmanship, this American folk art cane was carved from the wood of a tree on the grounds of Mark Twain's home in Hartford Connecticut. The cane was given by William A. Willard to his nephew, William Lacy Wells, who was recovering from a prolonged hospital stay. A hand carved bust of bearded gentleman serves as the walking stick's handle, while several grinning faces are carved into the lower portion of the shaft. A hand written note has been painstakingly etched into the top portion of the cane, describing the Willard family, Wells' illness, and short biography describing the life and works of Twain. Both a masterpiece of American folk art and an important literary relic, this walking stick is truly extraordinary.

Circa 1927

37" length
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Period: 20th Century
Origin:America
Type:Folk Art
Material:Wood
Length:37 Inches
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