Definition of torchère in English:

torchère

noun

  • A tall ornamental flat-topped stand, traditionally used as a stand for a candlestick.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Five pieces on a stoneware base grace the table; another two stand atop the torchères.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

torchère

/tɔːˈʃɛː/