Vintage matching set of 8 Alfred E. Knobler importer chintz pattern paper mache, papier mache bridge snack trays measuring eight and three eighths x five and one eighths inches. These would have been used for entertaining at bridge parties, two tables of four players. There is age darkening and some rough edges form being wet as shown, but overall sound. Very heavy.
These were marked and marketed as being alcohol proof, important at parties for paper goods, but as with any old, mass produced paper mache article of this type, it is best to spray each piece with polyurethane spray to seal prior to use, since the lacquer coating that was originally applied, which is why they were called alcohol proof, has dried and thinned with age and will not protect the paper beneath without resealing.
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