parcel gilding


noun

the gilding of only some areas or ornaments of a piece of furniture.

Origin of parcel gilding

First recorded in 1865–70

Related forms

par·cel-gild·er, nounpar·cel-gilt, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parcel-gilt

parcel-gilt


adjective

partly gilded, esp (of an item of silverware) having the inner surface gilded

Word Origin for parcel-gilt

C15: from parcel (in the obsolete adv sense: partly) + gilt 1
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