Pair of 19th Century Carved Pricket Candleholders and Carved Eye of Providence
These elegant carved fruitwood Pic-Cierges were probably created in France or Italy, circa 1870. Sitting on three small Louis XV scroll feet, the tall antique candlesticks features a three-side base with the Eye of Providence carving on all three sides. The Eye of Providence is a realistically depicted eye within one or more additional elements: a triangle, a burst of light and/or clouds. Our candlesticks have the triangle with inside eye surrounding by a burst of light. They have a carved stem with acanthus leaves and a wood pricket at the top to hold a candle in place. The dramatic, embellished candle holders are in very good condition with a rich white wash patinated finish. Candles included.
Originally, the Eye of Providence symbol represented the all-seeing eye of God. Some people continue to refer to it as the “All-Seeing Eye.” It generally implies that God is watching over humanity.
The Eye of Providence employs a number of symbols that would have been familiar to those viewing it. The triangle has been used for many centuries to represent the Christian trinity. Bursts of light and clouds are commonly used to depict holiness, divinity, and God.
Light represents spiritual illumination, not just physical illumination, and spiritual illumination can be a Revelation.
Measures: 9.5″ W x 9.5″ D x 33″ H (without candle).
|Dimensions||9.5 × 9.5 × 33 in|
Late 19th Century