Lacquers were first created in china over 3000 years ago and later appeared in Japan where some extremely elaborate techniques were developed. Maison philippe hurel proposes a range of exclusive lacquers developed using traditional expertise and rendering due homage to ancestral techniques and to a constantly reinvented form of artistic expression. Inlaying of amber, mother-of-pearl or gold relief in the material as in the technique used for aubane. another technique known as coromandel, consists in applying the lacquer in successive layers to obtain a depth in which deep incisions are made. the finished lacquer, whether ornamented or not, has a high degree of resistance and can be realised with a matt, satin or gloss finish.