What is the meaning of the furniture term Veilleuse?

Veilleuse is a French term that refers to a type of small, ornamental piece of furniture. It is typically a small stand or table that is used to hold a nightlight or a small oil lamp.

The purpose of a veilleuse is to provide a soft and gentle light during the night, often placed in bedrooms or living rooms. These pieces are often designed with decorative elements and can be made from various materials such as wood, metal, or porcelain. Veilleuses were especially popular during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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