Asked on Jun 29, 2012

Has anyone every seen one of these? It might just be my all time favorite find - antique wallpaper pasting table.

Antique wallpaper pasting table - yes, I did the happy dance when I found it!
Wallpaper hangers would use this foldable, portable table to transport their supplies and apply paste to paper. Click for more pics:
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  • I so love this unique and beautiful!!
  • Thistlewood Thistlewood on Jun 29, 2012
    I really need this :)
  • Theresa Terri Z Theresa Terri Z on Jun 30, 2012
    mu uncle was a paperhanger un phila. and i managed to get his tools but at 20 wasn't seasoned ewnough to realize its value
  • That's always the case Theresa! The things I thought were junk when I was younger!
  • Susan S Susan S on Jul 01, 2012
    Ohhhhhh E V - what an absolute jewel you have!!! HAPPY DANCE ? - I'll bet you did an out-and-out JIG!!! @Theresa - LOL ; ~) I like your terminology - "seasoned enough". Oh but I am becoming so so so SEASONED!!! There is a saying my Dad used to use . . . only use your best imaginary "accent" - T00 SCHOON OLD, TOO LATE SCHMART!! I think of some of the things I didn't hold on to. . . . . .
  • Yes, I like to break out my jig and embarrass myself (and those around me)!
  • Susan S Susan S on Jul 07, 2012
    Darlin, don't be embarrassed - you just jig your lol ole heart out!!! ;~ )
  • Janis hott Janis hott on Feb 07, 2013
    i have one very similar to this but I think even cooler.It has a very beautiful 7 foot long ruler with a brass edge that clips on to the front of it along the edge. everything has a deep patina. the legs are black iron? Im looking to sell mine...if anyones interested ...please let me know Janis in Columbus
  • I'd love to see a pic @Janis hott - I lived in Columbus for 4 years!
  • Beth Bleas Beth Bleas on Mar 23, 2013
    I just ended up finding one at a Columbus antique show today...I spent every dollar of some birthday money I had been given...the lady was so sweet...quests what? It was Janis Hot...Two posts up!.. I am going to use it in my art studio...but I think it will visit other rooms!
  • Sounds amazing @Janis hott and how cool that you got her table @Beth Bleas ! I used to live in Dublin OH!
  • Janis hott Janis hott on Mar 23, 2013
    I hated to let it go, and for a discount,! lol. But Beth was so sweet and was so into it,. Felt good to know it will be loved and appreciated. Nice meeting you Beth.
  • Beth Bleas Beth Bleas on Mar 23, 2013
    isnt it crazy the connections that we realize as we get older...I could be in another state and randomly run into someone I know!
  • Carla Dashnaw Carla Dashnaw on May 03, 2013
    I just found one in my attic! It looks very similar to the one posted. Inside there are 2 straight edges (metal), a scale ruler (all 72" long), a tool for cutting the paper and 2 brushes for smoothing the paper (?) after it is installed. It has lovely patina and age on wood! I am interested in selling.
  • Jenny Jenny on May 27, 2013
    We found one FREE on the side of the road in Braintree, MA. Had no idea what it was...all we knew was it had dovetailed joints and looked old. It was folded up and it was raining out, so it was begging to be saved! We got it home, unfolded it, saw the ruler - did some research, found out it was a Wallpaper table! Husband sanded and gave it a protective oil it is our new table in the kitchen...and just ordered stools to go underneath. Find of the century!!
  • Now that is a find @Jenny !! Sounds perfect for the kitchen too
  • Jenny Jenny on May 27, 2013
    So cute in the kitchen. It isn't our 'dining table', but will be used for fruit bowl, food canisters, bread basket and a general gathering spot for our small 1955 cape kitchen. LOVE IT!
  • I'd love to see it @Jenny !
  • Jenny Jenny on May 27, 2013
    Not my final decor for the table...but it works for now as we just moved it in today in place of a baker's rack that has to be over 12 years old. Time for a change!! As mentioned, getting 24" walnut stools to slide underneath and looking for artwork for the walls.
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  • Beth Bleas Beth Bleas on May 28, 2013
    that is absolutely adorable!... and fits perfectly in your kitchen!... I will post an image of mine in my studio....but not for awhile!...we are ripping floors up and painting walls in our entire house..sigh...
  • A A on Jul 10, 2013
    I just acquired a folding wallpapering table. It's quite long and has metal legs that fold up into it. It folds in the middle lengthwise to make a box.
  • Bonnie-Lee Bonnie-Lee on Sep 24, 2013
    hello, I just won two of these in a auction last week. Thinking of turning the two of them into a dinning room set. Very cool project to get started on !
  • Bonnie-Lee Bonnie-Lee on Sep 24, 2013
    I'm curious what the top of your table is made of ? I'm not sure if mine have been changed over time because the top seems very thin almost like plywood. One table gas a thinner top then the other though. I know everything is is forsure original though.
  • She365433 She365433 on Jul 01, 2014
    I just found two of them at a thrift store - want to sell - how much are you guys paying for them...I have no idea what they're worth...thanks
  • Try searching Ebay to see what they have sold for @30 results are available, use up and down arrow keys to navigate.sher
  • Donna Soares Burt Donna Soares Burt on Jun 17, 2015
    My grandpa was a paper hanger/painter and had one of these that is huge, someplace in the family. I remember it well. He passed away in 1953.
  • Mary  Heery Mary Heery on Jul 28, 2015
    Never saw one this aged nice effect.
  • Mike Jarrett Mike Jarrett on Oct 19, 2015
    I have one just like it. Let me know if you're interested.
  • Jennifer Sousa-Walsh Jennifer Sousa-Walsh on Aug 23, 2018

    I just found one yesterday that looks similar to yours and is now in my possession. The person was using it as an artist table so it has different colored paints on the table surface. I think it makes it look extra cool. I love this table, but have no place to put it in my small house. So, now I need to figure out what to price it at to sell it.

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    • Larry Spencer Larry Spencer on Jul 13, 2019

      I would be interested if you still have it. I love these old tables and I’m in CT.

  • Linda Linda on Oct 20, 2018

    Very nice..

  • Kur34256597 Kur34256597 on Oct 20, 2018

    I have one of these tables. Similar vintage. I've been trying to give it away. Easthampton, MA.

  • Larry Spencer Larry Spencer on Jul 13, 2019

    I have one that I picked up pretty cheap at an antique shop. It just walked into the shop while I was there. It was part of a lot and the shop owner wanted to move it quickly for space reasons. It was an old Ridgley and was in rough shape. I cleaned the decades of glue and paper off of it did some light sanding, minor repairs and then wiped it down with a few coats of boiled linseed oil. It looks amazing now and was complete with the zinc strip and two 6’ antique rulers that probably originally came with it. Just a gorgeous table and I love it. I just haven’t figured out what to do with it yet. I just picked up another one over the weekend for free while on vacation in NC. It’s an Accuracy Warner trestle style table. I haven’t really put it together yet but I think that I’ll use that one as a workbench in my basement.

  • Mary Mary on Nov 21, 2021

    I have this table. What can you tell me about it? Thank you.

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