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Synonyms for girandole

an ornate candle holder

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In effect its value is a diamond of infinite psychic and erotic significance, in that the single diamond extracted from Anastasie is the symbolic precursor of the full set of family diamonds--bracelets, girandoles, colliers, diademes (988-89)--that will enter, four years later, "la chambre humide et sombre de l'usurier" (987).
Agonie mortelle qui se fait l'echo du feu d'artifice meurtrier de "Pyrotechnie" ainsi decrit: "C'etait de nouveau un feu d'artifice, mais chaotique, fou, une ardente melee ou l'on entrevoyait des cascades, des chandelles romanes, des ailes de moulin, des soleils, des girandoles noyes dans un gachis d'enfer" (106).
The use of plate mirror glass first made its appearance in the late 17th Century in wall mirrors and girandoles (ornate candle sconces with mirror backs).
Among the highlights this year is an extremely rare--possibly even unique--set of four George I japanned girandoles attributed to the Clerkenwell cabinetmaker, Giles Grendey (1693-1780; Fig.
This was the first important commission for Thomas Chippendale, and he supplied not only mahogany chairs and sofas but also overmantels, girandoles, pier glasses, beds and even towel rails and chamber-pot covers.