So, given that my character uses his cane out of necessity and not as a foppish accessory, (and thus has it with him at all times as opposed to just when promenading) what would he do with it if he attended someone's dinner party? Dining chairs of the period did not have arms, as far as I know, and it would be rather awkward having it at table or on the floor by his feet. Would a servant take it and store it some place and then bring it to him at the end of the meal, or if he needed it?
Again, I realize this is a strange sort of question but any help or points in the right direction would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance :)