Wooden kitchenware; bowls, plates, and trays were manufactured by the Munising Woodenware Company from 1911 to 1955. One of their customers were known to be the Robinhood decorators in the Los Angeles area who hand painted the wood blanks. Most often the wooden tableware was made from Maple. There does not seem to be a wide variety of these pieces available anymore. Most of the Robinhood pieces were tole painted with fruit or vegetables making them suitable for the kitchen.
This 8 7/8" plate was decorated with a "crackle" finish and the yellow border trimmed with plump, juicy cherries. The inner portion of the plate is the smooth wood that appears to be maple . The Robinhood Ware mark is printed in black on the bottom of the plate. There are a few minor areas of discoloration to the border, a tad of edge wear, and a small white mark near the center of the plate. The painted cherry design is bright, colorful, and fully intact. There are no cracks, splits, or warping of the wood found. This plate is in very good condition and was most likely displayed much more than used.
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