Vintage to Modern Clawfoot Bathtub Fillers

Era Collection Clawfoot Bathtub from Jacuzzi

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.

The Classic Clawfoot Bathtub
The Classic Clawfoot Bathtub

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.

Clawfoot Tub
Clawfoot Tub

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.

Golden Triple Handle Tub Filler
Golden Triple Handle Tub Filler

 

Era Collection Clawfoot Bathtub from Jacuzzi
Era Collection Clawfoot Bathtub from Jacuzzi

The Victorian bathtub seen above is a Jacuzzi product. ThisĀ  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.

Modern Floor Mounted Plumbing
Modern Floor Mounted Plumbing

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.

Bathtub Filler with Extended Unions
Bathtub Filler with Extended Unions

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.

Gold Exposed Faucet from The Perrin & Rowe Collection
Gold Exposed Faucet from The Perrin & Rowe Collection

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.

Black Tub Filler by Perrin & Rowe
Bronze Tub Filler by Perrin & Rowe

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.

Wall Mounted Bath Filler from The Cisal Wave Collection
Wall Mounted Bath Filler from The Cisal Wave Collection

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.

 

Edwardian Clawfoot Bathtub
Edwardian Clawfoot Bathtub

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.