Mlle Tounet Gentlemans' cane, an elegant addition to the deportment of a refined personage

Mlle Tounet Gentlemans' cane, an elegant addition to the deportment of a refined personage

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$1,450.00

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

pewter, lignum vitae wood, glass marble

This is a lovely and truly unique piece. The beautifully carved sculpture of Mlle Tounet is carefully mounted on an exquisite piece of lignum vitae wood. The wood is perfectly shaped to comfortably fit the hand.

This cane is the perfect accessory for a steamy night on the town. It goes great with a top hat!

This cane is intended for display, and light use only. Putting ones weight on the pewter figure could result in damage to the figure, and damage to the person trying to support themselves on it!

The cane is about 31 inches (77 cm) long; figure is about 4 1\/2 inches (11.2 cm) in greatest dimension.

I sculpted the figure of Mlle Tounet in pewter. The lignum vitae was rough cut by a furniture maker*, intended to become a table leg. I did all of the final shaping and finishing of the lignum vitae and fit the sculpted figure of Mlle Tounet onto it.

*The furniture maker rejected the "leg" and gave it to me. The furniture maker and his wife used to own an art gallery named "One Door, Many Welcomes" c. 1968 in Great Neck, NY. I had the very first exhibition of my sculpture in that gallery. Around 1970 they moved to Vergennes, VT so that he could pursue a career as a hand made furniture maker full time. Now that I am in Vermont too, I would love to get in touch with them. Anyone know them? Convo me if you do.

FYI, lignum vitae is the hardest wood known to man. Note that I obtained this piece of lignum vitae in the 1960's, long before exotic wood harvesting threatened tropical forests.

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Shipping outside the US:
the US Postal service does not provide sufficient insurance to ship this outside the US via post. If you require this piece to be shipped to a location outside of the US, I can investigate other shipping services and rates for you.


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MARK ELIOT SCHWABE, SteamSmith, is a leading artist in the SteamPunk movement.

He IS an EXHIBIT in The Steampunk Museum (on-line): http://thesteampunkmuseum.com/2349_Mark_Eliot_Schwabe_Exhibit.html .

Also, he was included in the important “Steampunkinetics” exhibit at New York City’s AFA Gallery - www.afanyc.com/exhibition-steampunkinetics .

In addition, Schwabe was featured in the very popular “Rockets, Robots & Steampunk” exhibit at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum.

You can see a video about the artist, includes him at work: http://youtu.be/KEEOey57qrw

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Read Schwabe’s 80+ FIVE STAR reviews
http://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SteamSmithWorks/reviews?ref=shop_info

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Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith will be vending his creations at Key City Steampunk Festival in Frederick, MD, August 16 - 18, 2019.

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When visiting Burlington VT, be sure to stop at Frog Hollow Gallery on Church ST to see Schwabe's work and the work of many fine Vermont artisans.

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Mark Eliot Schwabe holds a MFA in sculpture from the State University of NY in New Paltz.
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Schwabe has participated in US steampunk conventions from coast to coast including 3 appearances at Steamcon (Seattle), 7 appearances at The Steampunk Worlds Fair (NJ), four times at Watch City in MA, an appearance at Teslacon in WI and many more.
This is a lovely and truly unique piece. The beautifully carved sculpture of Mlle Tounet is carefully mounted on an exquisite piece of lignum vitae wood. The wood is perfectly shaped to comfortably fit the hand.

This cane is the perfect accessory for a steamy night on the town. It goes great with a top hat!

This cane is intended for display, and light use only. Putting ones weight on the pewter figure could result in damage to the figure, and damage to the person trying to support themselves on it!

The cane is about 31 inches (77 cm) long; figure is about 4 1\/2 inches (11.2 cm) in greatest dimension.

I sculpted the figure of Mlle Tounet in pewter. The lignum vitae was rough cut by a furniture maker*, intended to become a table leg. I did all of the final shaping and finishing of the lignum vitae and fit the sculpted figure of Mlle Tounet onto it.

*The furniture maker rejected the "leg" and gave it to me. The furniture maker and his wife used to own an art gallery named "One Door, Many Welcomes" c. 1968 in Great Neck, NY. I had the very first exhibition of my sculpture in that gallery. Around 1970 they moved to Vergennes, VT so that he could pursue a career as a hand made furniture maker full time. Now that I am in Vermont too, I would love to get in touch with them. Anyone know them? Convo me if you do.

FYI, lignum vitae is the hardest wood known to man. Note that I obtained this piece of lignum vitae in the 1960's, long before exotic wood harvesting threatened tropical forests.

* * * *

Shipping outside the US:
the US Postal service does not provide sufficient insurance to ship this outside the US via post. If you require this piece to be shipped to a location outside of the US, I can investigate other shipping services and rates for you.


* * * * *

MARK ELIOT SCHWABE, SteamSmith, is a leading artist in the SteamPunk movement.

He IS an EXHIBIT in The Steampunk Museum (on-line): http://thesteampunkmuseum.com/2349_Mark_Eliot_Schwabe_Exhibit.html .

Also, he was included in the important “Steampunkinetics” exhibit at New York City’s AFA Gallery - www.afanyc.com/exhibition-steampunkinetics .

In addition, Schwabe was featured in the very popular “Rockets, Robots & Steampunk” exhibit at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum.

You can see a video about the artist, includes him at work: http://youtu.be/KEEOey57qrw

* * * * *

Read Schwabe’s 80+ FIVE STAR reviews
http://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SteamSmithWorks/reviews?ref=shop_info

* * * * *
Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith will be vending his creations at Key City Steampunk Festival in Frederick, MD, August 16 - 18, 2019.

* * * * *
When visiting Burlington VT, be sure to stop at Frog Hollow Gallery on Church ST to see Schwabe's work and the work of many fine Vermont artisans.

* * * * *
Mark Eliot Schwabe holds a MFA in sculpture from the State University of NY in New Paltz.
* * * * *
Schwabe has participated in US steampunk conventions from coast to coast including 3 appearances at Steamcon (Seattle), 7 appearances at The Steampunk Worlds Fair (NJ), four times at Watch City in MA, an appearance at Teslacon in WI and many more.

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