Definition of parcel-gilt in English:
(Of an item of furniture, silverware, or similar) partly gilded, especially on the inner surface only.
- 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.