Girandole - (Metal Lighting Jewelry) Glossary of Antique Terms G

Girandole - (Metal, Lighting, Jewelry) (1) French term for wall-light or elaborate candlestick. In the trade catalogues of the second half of the eighteenth century, elaborate wall-lights, often with a mirror back-plate, are described as girandoles. (2) Ear-ring or pendant comprising a large central stone from which hang small ones.


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