The clawfoot tub is the stuff of romance. They connote images of lords in manors relaxing in a tub as a servant shaves his beard. Throughout history they have never gone out of style, and this is why we continue see them evolve with each decade, becoming more and more modernized. Nonetheless, the classic Edwardian look has never lost our respect and continues to appear in luxury homes and resorts.
Something as decadent as a bubble bath in a clawfoot tub deserves the right kind of bath filler. Styles range from the ornate vintage style to the bare bones exposed plumbing look to the ultra modern minimalist appearance. California Faucets makes a stunning floor mounted bath filler identical to the one in the photo above.
The golden finish triple handle tub filler fixes into the wall next to the tub. It reminds me of a retro gold and cream rotary telephone.
The Victorian bathtub seen above is a Jacuzzi product. This is a slipper tub, designed to have one side higher than the other and sloped so that the bather can recline more comfortably. These tubs are gorgeous, and are hugely defined by their faucet’s design. All of the following bathtub fillers are luxury pieces manufactured by Rohl.
The sleek modern floor mounted bathtub filler is perfect for the clean modern home. It has an adorable shower wand attached and uses a unique single lever control. These products come with lifetime warranties for a reason. They are built for perfection.
This bathtub filler with the extended unions and floor legs has a more traditional charm. This Victorian fixture brings back a slice of the romance from over a hundred years ago.
This gold tub filler from the Perrin & Rowe Collection has such an adorable 1940s vintage look with its white labels on the cross handles designating a hot and cold side. It’s the Hollywood glamor everybody’s after.
I couldn’t help but show off this Edwardian deck mounted tub filler. Not everybody goes for the rustic farmhouse look, but don’t underestimate it. Levers and extended pillar unions always bring the elegance of Victoriana into the home, and the plain bronze finish has the grace of subtlety.
For a modern wall mounted tub filler, Rohl offers the Cisal Wave Collection. The Cisal Collection is manufactured in the town of Alzo, known as the “Village of Faucets” because it is famous for putting out the finest fittings in the world. They were once the location for bronze working and the manufacture of church bells. Rohl pays tribute to the town with a bell shaped base on almost every faucet.
The clawfoot bathtub has always been considered a luxurious tub because in the 1800s they were made of cast iron and lined with porcelain. Only the very wealthy classs could afford them. The large square spa has replaced the clawfoot as the rich man’s bathtub, but we can’t help but salute the enduring presence of this illuminating Victorian design.