Why remove the narrow door, make it wider, and install it in a location which already had a door?
Or…maybe there never WAS a door to the bedroom????????
This got me to thinking. And so I looked at the door stop trim around the ‘extended” door (a door stop is a thin piece of trim which stops the door).
Oh! The stop did not match all the other such trim in the house!
This indicated that my suspicion was correct. Although there was a door OPENING between the bedroom and original dressing area, it seems that there had never been a DOOR.
If I removed the door stop, I surmised, I should find finished wood if my suspicion were correct (as this would prove that the door stop was added later). If the stop were original, there would be unfinished wood under.
But, with no door between the bedroom/dressing, there would have been no privacy for the dressing area. This seemed odd.
Oh! I wonder if the opening had a portière (a curtain between rooms)? If so, there might be some evidence of a round mounting bracket!
Well, this is all a minor discovery, but nonetheless quite satisfying.
A part of me would like to recreate the original configuration, but I am loath to remove an en-suite bathroom.
So, the 1929 bathroom will remain, as will the extended door.