Her Grace's collection of walking and shooting sticks and a chimney-pot adapted as a holder, 19th century and later
800 - 1,200 GBP
bidding is closed
- Domestic Sheep, Domestic Cow, Deer, alumimium, cane, fabric, beech, oak
comprising: two walking sticks with polished horn handles (one carved 'DEVONSHIRE', the other 'CHATSWORTH / 2000'), a bentwood example with blue painted hoe terminal, a further plain bentwood example, a crook with leather carrying strap, a carved crook with stag antler handle, a gilt-painted and polished ram's horn walking stick, a walking stick with a polished horn handle carved with a sheepdog, an aluminium and leather shooting stick by Featherwate with a plastic label stamped 'DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE' and another Featherwate stick with adjustable stem and marked in ink 'DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE' and an umbrella contained within a Victorian cast terracotta chimney-pot (12)
Two large antique Chinese porcelain soldier vases positioned either side of the staircase in the West Hall at Chatsworth were stuffed with a huge array of the last Duke and Duchess's walking sticks and related outdoor paraphernalia and following the move to the Old Vicarage, the Duchess cleverly utilised this chimney-pot found in the garden at the Old Vicarage for the same purpose.