Definition of parcel-gilt in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːs(ə)lɡɪlt/


(Of an item of furniture, silverware, or similar) partly gilded, especially on the inner surface only.
Example sentences
  • On the oak cabinet are two exquisite objects that represent the sort of small decorative arts that might have been in a collector's cabinet: a nautilus shell cup and a silver and parcel-gilt covered cup.
  • The busts, as well as the silver and parcel-gilt decorations, are by the Augsburg goldsmith Ludwig Schneider.
  • Lot five is described as a parcel-gilt silver Japanesque flatware service circa 1878.


From parcel in the technical adjectival sense 'partial' + gilt1.

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