What is the meaning of the furniture term Girandole?

Girandole refers to a type of ornamental wall-mounted mirror or candle holder, typically featuring multiple branches or arms. The term is often associated with 18th-century Rococo or Neoclassical styles, where the design would include mirrors, candles, and decorative elements such as carved motifs, scrollwork, or crystal pendants. Girandoles were popularly used as wall decorations and functional lighting fixtures in grand spaces like palaces or ballrooms. Wall bracket or chandelier, with a mirror back. Also Girondole.
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