There are two principal structural materials used in lacquer boxes: paper mache and olgolite. Paper mache is lighter than olgolite; however, it is more expensive. Lacquer boxes blanks can take from 20 days to sometimes as much as 90 days for each article to make from start to finish, excluding the time needed for actual painting by the artist. In these beautiful boxes you shall store your finest treasures and memories. An almost impervious gloss finish protects for generations the hand-painted artwork.