Gold leafing and lacquering are specialist techniques that require an exceptional level of proficiency and uncompromising patience; every step is carried out painstakingly by hand with a single operation frequently mobilising the craftsmen for over 10 hours. Only an expert artisan can achieve the correct hue, optimal leaf veins and the desired sheen of lacquer with consistency, each finish is unique, rendering every R. Sanderson creation an object of art that is emblematic of ultimate discreet luxury.