From Middle French chandelerie, from chandelier (“chandler”). Equivalent to candle + -ery.
chandlery (countable and uncountable, plural chandleries)
- The art or trade of candlemaking.
- A business, shop or warehouse used in candlemaking.
- An operation (usually, a business) which provides supplies.
- The merchandise of a chandler.
art of candle making
business, shop or warehouse used in candlemaking