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Saltos de línea: tor|chère
Pronunciación: /tɔːˈʃɛː

Definición de torchère en inglés:


A tall ornamental flat-topped stand, traditionally used as a stand for a candlestick.
Example sentences
  • Five pieces on a stoneware base grace the table; another two stand atop the torchères.
  • Creating more than 200 pieces of furniture for that house between 1934 and 1938, he indulged his passion for Greco-Roman design by incorporating sphinxes, dolphins, lions’ paw feet and Ionic columns in table bases, torchères and select pieces of furniture, nonetheless keeping the interior design simple and elegant.


early 20th century: French, from torche (see torch).

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