Portable stand for a candle, also known as a candle-stand. Torchères, can be in the form of standards to place on the floor or, especially from the mid-18thC, small enough to be set on a dressing or writing table.


A torchère (ɛər {Respell|tor|SHAIR|`}) (also variantly spelled: `torchèr`, `torchière`, `torchièr`, `torchiere` & `torchier` with various and sundry interpretative pronunciations), or torch lamp, is a lamp with a tall stand of wood or metal. Originally, torchères were candelabra, usually with two or three lights. When it was firs...
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a floor lamp, usually directing the light upward
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