In its earliest form, a candle was merely strips of bark tied together and dipped in wax for lighting. In the medieval period, the candlestick matured into a block of wood with a spike driven into it. Candlesticks have grown and varied throughout history, from Moses's golden menorah to the elaborate sculpted pieces of the 18th century. We bring it back to basics with our Rustic Column Candle Holder. This piece is hand-carved out of natural wood and hand-painted to give it a charming, distressed look. This large candlestick is a neutral accent that provides a dignified base for a candle up to 6"dia. and any surrounding decor.