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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
A name sometimes given to the shelf at the back of the Altar and attached to the wall or reredos, upon which are placed the candlesticks, flowers and other ornaments. There may be two or more such shelves.
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Gradine'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/g/gradine.html. 1901.