Tin Wainscotting in a 1913 Dining Room
I recently moved into a 1913 home with pressed tin wainscotting that goes about 3/4s up the wall in the dining room, ending with a chair rail. The room has other great architectural features in that "transitional" style between Victorian and Arts-and-Crafts: a built in buffet, stained glass windows, and dentil crown molding. (I have posted pictures in a thread on the Home Decorating forum). I'm trying to do some research on the use of tin for wainscotting. My question has to do with whether it was originally painted or not. Right now, it is painted white and seems to have at least one coat of another color (green) underneath. I'll be painting the wall above the wainscotting a goldish color, but I don't know how to highlight the wainscotting or what else to do with it besides leave it white. Any thoughts?