Wonderful Old Walking Stick With Carved Face and Great Patina, Presumed African American

Regular price $175.00

Found this week at the estate of an artist and collector in my neck of the woods, and I'm very tempted to keep it for myself--what a face, and what a patina, and what a pleasure to wrap one's hand around the top, plus I'm not getting any younger!  I presume African American in origin, and 19th century I presume.   

Approx 32 3/4" long x 1 3/8" w x 1 7/8" d. Wood smooth and darkened from use, and becoming considerably darker toward the bottom of the stick. It appears there was once a ferrule covering the end of the stick, long lost.