Is there any way to date beadboard?
Is there any good way to date beadboard? I have some in a 1940s addition to my 1857 house that I assumed was contemporary, until I saw identical beadboard in this month's Old House Interiors that was said to be original to a Victorian house. Now I suspect that it was removed from the original kitchen of the house and moved, since the previous owners moved original woodwork, doors and windows into the addition as well. If it is original then I'd like to keep it up, even though it's not my favorite. Is there any way to tell approximately how old it is?