Question re 'panelling' in 1923 bungalow.
I am buying a ca. 1923 bungalow in Memphis. I would call it Craftsman or Arts & Crafts but it does not have many of the features associated w/ those styles. It has the correct gables, overhangs, etc. but none of the interior characteristics like built-ins, beamed ceilings, stained glass, etc. I suppose it was a cheap, vernacular take on a Craftsman bungalow.
The question I have relates to the wall between the LR and DR w/ what appear to be original French doors. Both sides have vertical, random-width, tongue and groove wood panelling that is painted. My first thought was that someone panelled over the plaster but the trim is installed over the panelling and, peering through a socket, there is no wall underneath. Either it is original or someone did a really fine job of taking out the original plaster (or bookcases and columns) and reinstalling the trim. I would not have thought that this kind of panelling was even around in 1923, perhaps not even until the 40s'.