I see no reason not to believe that this weight is modern
Having got my head round the double negative :ooh: I feel I disagree with you Sach, although I can't put my finger on exactly why :pb:
Alan, thanks for the correction on my weight
I have a few of these little 'Bohemian' / 'St Mande' / 'Early French' / 'Unknown' weights, and never know which ID is 'in vogue' at the moment!
Although the picture I posted has tubes and Marc's has rods, I just had the idea it had a similar 'feel' about it :spls: Some of the canes in my other little 'Bohemian' / 'St Mande' / Early French' weights have solid rods instead of tubes, and there's just something about the construction of that cane in Marc's weight which looked similar in some way. However, I can see why you say Old English, and agree that it would be a test piece or a beginners attempt.
I like it - it's cute!