[ UK /ˈɛpəɡni/ ]
  1. a large table centerpiece with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers
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  • A pair of candelabra stood either side of the epergne, their light setting the five or six crystal decanters and the silver serving dishes aglitter. Soul
  • But the dining hall, with its mahogany-lined walls and long refectory table, was empty, the epergne of roses in the centre the only sign of life. Stay Through The Night
  • The elaborate epergne, made by Thomas Pitts of London in 1761, bespeaks the chinoiserie influence on late rococo English decorative arts.
  • The epergne, or centrepiece, enjoyed popularity in the 18th century.
  • Set defiantly in the center of the jacquard tablecloth was a heavy, flamboyantly molded silver epergne, its stand supported by two Rubens-like female figures. Soul
  • The cloth was removed as in England, and the table covered with dried fruits, confectionary, and coffee; a tall silver epergne supporting small bottles of capillaire, and sweetmeats in cut glass. Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808
  • They exactly resemble the finest work in frosted silver, the curve of their globular mass of leaves is perfect; and one thinks of them rather as the base of an epergne for an imperial table, or as a prize at Ascot or Goodwood, than as anything organic. The Hawaiian Archipelago
  • Among the donations by Schuyler's great-grandson is a delicate silver epergne made in London in 1774-1775, reportedly used by Philip Schuyler during the American Revolution, and an unmarked plateau that may have been used with it.
  • An epergne," Evans said, smiling at the extravagance of it. Amid the jumble, the story of Britain's age of silver
  • Why, I was admiring the beautiful epergne in the drawing room.
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