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BOOK LAUNCH WITH P.4 ARTIST PEDRO LASCH

Saturday, February 24

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Gallier Historic House

1132 Royal Street 

New Orleans

Reception to follow at 
M.S. Rau Antiques
630 Royal Street

As a part of the Prospect.4 Closing Weekend celebrations, join us for the launch of Pedro Lasch’s new Prospect.4 Weekly Monster book at the 19th century landmark The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. The book signing and short conversation with Lasch, Carin Kuoni (Director/Chief Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, NY), Bernie January (Youth Empowerment Project, YEP NOLA) and Rebecca Rau (Curator, M.S. Rau) will be followed by a closing reception of the artist's Reflections on Time installation at M.S. Rau (630 Royal Street), also in the French Quarter.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Please join us for a special
Book launch with P.4 artist Pedro Lasch! Closing Weekend

FREE and Open to the Public

THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT BUST

WALKING STICKS FOR EVERY COLLECTOR

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THE DOER

Action-oriented

Adaptable

Fast-paced lifestyle

Tailor's Cane.This clever mahogany cane contains hinged measuring rods used to measure the length of fabric up to one meter.
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Concealed Dagger Cane

Flare Gun Cane

THE
ENTERTAINER

Energetic
People-Oriented
Fun-Loving

Wine Corkscrew Cane. Pop open your favorite wine with the help of the corkscrew attached to the horn handle. LEARN MORE

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Energetic

People-Oriented

Fun-Loving

THE
ENTERTAINER

Military Instructor’s Cane. This rare cane holds the instructor’s writing instruments and a lecture pointer that extends from the base.

FROM THE LIBRARY

Collecting Antique Walking Sticks

In centuries past, well-heeled gentlemen, and ladies too, were seldom seen without a walking stick in hand. Unlike today, canes of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, often boasting handles of precious metals and jewels, served as symbols of wealth, power and social stature. They were much more a fashion accessory than walking aide.

Of course, the dictates of society have changed drastically since then and the fashionable engagements that filled the days of the well-to-do are far less stringent. Today, canes are more utilitarian in nature and are used primarily as an aid for getting around.


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Lady's Perfume Cane. Clad in elegant silver is this lady's perfume cane. Detach the silver knob to access the glass vial within perfect for storing one's favorite fragrance. 

THE DOER

Action-Oriented

Adaptable

Fast-Paced Lifestyle

Dagger Cane. Designed for discretion, this rustic horn-handled walking stick conceals its lethal dagger. LEARN MORE

THE
SCIENTIST

Analytical

Natural Leader

Values Knowledge

Scientist's Cork Borer Cane. This set of nested cork borers allowed the field scientist to create cork or rubber stoppers for test tubes. LEARN MORE

Analytical
Natural Leader
Values Knowledge

THE
SCIENTIST

Precious Metals Scale Cane. 
This rare jeweler's walking stick contains a spring-loaded scale for weighing precious metals.
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THE
THINKER

Excited by Theories & Ideas

Capable & Driven

Values Knowledge

Hat Maker's Cane. Remove the solid brass handle to find a working slide rule used to measure hats. LEARN MORE

THE
GUARDIAN

Strong-Willed

Athletic

Loyal & Hard Working

Golf Putter Cane. The perfect accessory for the avid golfer, this handsome walking stick takes the shape of a putter. LEARN MORE

Hunter's Rifle Holder Cane. This rare hunter's walking stick helps one make the perfect shot. LEARN MORE

THE
VISIONARY

Creative & Resourceful

Curious & Outspoken

Intellectually Stimulating

Camera Tripod Cane. Remove the crook handle and open this cane to reveal a convenient camera tripod that is perfect for the avid photographer. LEARN MORE

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Creative and Resourceful
Curious and Outspoken
Intellectually Stimulating

THE
VISIONARY

Collecting Antique Walking Sticks
Displaying Your Cane Collection

Displaying your cane collection is a matter of personal taste. A small collection can be attractively displayed in something as simple as an umbrella stand. There are many stands specifically made to display canes and they can vary greatly in shape and price. Wall racks also make attractive displays.

Porcelain, glass, enamel and jewelled canes should be displayed carefully so as not to allow them to bump one another. Many a fine cane has been damaged due to a careless display. As a dealer in important and rare canes, I carry an extensive selection of display cases that allow for safe and handsome displays.

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Collecting Antique Walking Sticks
Displaying Your
Cane Collection

THE
ARTIST

Appreciates Beauty

Open-Minded

Original & Creative

FROM THE BLOG

Secret Identities:
5 Incredible Canes with Amazing Hidden Features

In the mid 19th century, the walking stick was already a revered and highly utilized object. However, it experienced a re-invention: craftsman now started to craft canes that adhered to a specific function. Dubbed “systems canes,” this new type of cane would contain all the necessary tools for a certain activity, to serve a specific purpose.

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Greyhound Carved Antler Cane. The antler handle of this elegant cane is intricately
carved in the form of a greyhound’s head.        SOLD

Opera Monocular Cane. The ingeniously designed handle of this theatregoer’s cane contains a monocular to view the action on stage.
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Scarf Cane. The chased and repoussé foliate-adorned handle of this beautiful cane provides a convenient place to hold one’s scarf or gloves. LEARN MORE

WALKING STICKS FOR EVERY COLLECTOR

Appreciates Beauty
Open-Minded
Original & Creative

Excited by Theories & Ideas
Capable & Driven
Values Knowledge

THE
GUARDIAN

Strong-Willed
Athletic
Loyal &
Hard Working

THE
THINKER

THE
DOER

Action-Oriented
Adaptable
Fast-Paced Lifestyle

Dagger Cane. Designed for discretion, this rustic horn-handled walking stick conceals its lethal dagger. LEARN MORE

Dagger Cane. Designed for discretion, this rustic horn-handled walking stick conceals its lethal dagger. LEARN MORE