"Tole” (a word of French origin) refers to painted metal. These heavy gauge iron trays feature beautifully hand-painted artwork, signed on the back by the artist. Each objet d'art can be used either functionally or decoratively in the home. For decoration, display them on a table, in a bookshelf, or hang them on a wall using a plate hanger. As a more functional form, they can be used as incredibly unique serving trays. The trays are varnished to make them impervious to liquids and resistant to damage when used as a tabletop or tray.