From early history until 1879 the candle was a major source of lighting. Many forms of stand and holder were created for use with candles. Many small 18th century examples exist.
At some point, possibly with the introduction of gas lighting, the candle stand became known as a plant stand. It seems the antique dealers today call any small stand that doesn’t look like an 18th century tripod stand a plant stand. Any way here is a Victorian period plant stand I repaired recently.
You can see that two tenons on the uprights are broken off and one small turning was missing.
You can see how I repaired the tenons in this post.
The replaced turning.
The stand with repairs complete ready to finish.