gilded (Scope note)
The term 'gilded' refers to an overlay (wholly or in parts) of a thin layer of gold. The term 'gold' is entered in the Materials field as well as terms for the base Materials. 'Silver-gilt' refers to a silver base to which a layer of gilding has been applied, and the Technique entered is 'gilded', the Materials 'silver' and 'gold'. See also the term 'gold-plated'.