, with a few candies in the center of the table, gave all the light she needed.
Behind this figure glowed a vast fireplace alive with leaping flames; great logs of oak blazed and crackled on the polished brass andirons whose flicker shone upon the superb habiliments of the lonely tenant of the room, which was illumined grandly by twin candelabra
rich with wax-lights.
The richest hangings and the thickest carpets, glistening flagstones and pictures, with their richly gilded frames; in every direction could be seen candelabra
, mirrors, and furniture and fittings of the most sumptuous character; in every direction, also, were guards of the proudest military bearing, with floating plumes, crowds of attendants and courtiers in the ante-chambers and upon the staircases.
The mahogany bed with a piece of light silk which Therese found somewhere and used for a counterpane was a magnificent combination of white and crimson between the gleaming surfaces of dark wood; and the whole room had an air of splendour with marble consoles, gilt carvings, long mirrors and a sumptuous Venetian lustre depending from the ceiling: a darkling mass of icy pendants catching a spark here and there from the candles of an eight- branched candelabra
standing on a little table near the head of a sofa which had been dragged round to face the fireplace.
The banker stood leaning against the mantelshelf, which was draped with an old embroidery held in place by brass candelabra
containing church candies of yellowish wax.
Except that," said I, kicking the huge oak case with the iron bands and clamps, and the baize lining fast disappearing under heavy packages bearing the shapes of urns and candelabra
Let me assure them that this little bundle of letters would give more joy than all the candelabra
and butter-dishes in London.
The top was ornamented by vases, candelabra
, and statuettes, in pairs, placed in a row.
Amid these curious relics, Madame Saillard always sat on a sofa of modern mahogany, near a fireplace full of ashes and without fire, on the mantel-shelf of which stood a clock, some antique bronzes, candelabra
with paper flowers but no candles, for the careful housewife lighted the room with a tall tallow candle always guttering down into the flat brass candlestick which held it.
She looked at a silver candelabra
that had ten branches, and thought: "This may be the Queen of Ev and her ten children.
The gas lit up in full glare myriads of revolvers grouped in the form of lustres, while groups of pistols, and candelabra
formed of muskets bound together, completed this magnificent display of brilliance.
The traveller who visits the Vatican, and passes from chamber to chamber through galleries of statues, vases, sarcophagi and candelabra
, through all forms of beauty cut in the richest materials, is in danger of forgetting the simplicity of the principles out of which they all sprung, and that they had their origin from thoughts and laws in his own breast.