10 Easy Pieces: Classic Freestanding Bathtubs by

Issue 2 · Salle de Bain · January 11, 2012

10 Easy Pieces: Classic Freestanding Bathtubs

Issue 2 · Salle de Bain · January 11, 2012

Nothing conjures relaxation like a long soak in a traditional clawfoot tub.

Our roundup of classic freestanding tubs (all come without fittings, unless otherwise noted) are equally at home in traditional and modern bathrooms.

Victoria and Albert's Cheshire Bath

Above: Victoria and Albert's Cheshire Bath is crafted of a composite material called Englishcast, a blend of volcanic limestone and resin that results in a naturally white tub. It doesn't have a surface coating that can chip or peel, and has better insulating qualities than traditional cast-iron tubs. With white feet and a chrome drain, it's $1,785 at Home and Stone (other options available).

Waterworks Empire Freestanding Bathtub

Above: Made of a composite material that provides thermal insulation, the Waterworks Empire Freestanding Bathtub is $9,280 at Waterworks.

Victoria and Albert's York Bathtub

Above: Victoria and Albert's York Bathtub is made of Englishcast with a high-gloss finish; $2,027 at Quality Bath.

Town Bathtub

Above: White House designer Michael Smith created the Town Bathtub for Kallista; $13,350, available through showrooms that carry Kallista.

Aston Matthews Astonian Rimini Roll Top Cast Iron Double Ended Bath

Above: The Aston Matthews Astonian Rimini Roll Top Cast Iron Double Ended Bath comes with a primed and paint-ready finish; currently £736 (usually £921) through Aston Matthews.

Beaumont Freestanding Oval Bathtub

Above: The three-layer enamel-coated, cast-iron Beaumont Freestanding Oval Bathtub is available with iron scroll feet (shown) or traditional claw feet; prices start at $9,018 at Waterworks.

Piedmont Pedestal Soaking Tub

Above: Made of cast iron with a white porcelain interior and a white enameled exterior, the Piedmont Pedestal Soaking Tub has a rolled rim and slipper-style ends for comfortable soaking. It comes with a floor-mounted tub filler and telephone-style handheld shower; $7,795 at Restoration Hardware.

The Spey Classic Roll Top Tub

Above: Drummonds' cast-iron baths, made by hand using traditional techniques, can be ordered in four finishes: raw, primed, polished, or painted with a choice of Sophie Conran paint colors; prices for the Spey Tub start at £2,825.

Palais Pedestal Soaking Tub

Above: The Palais Pedestal Soaking Tub is made of cast iron, coated with white porcelain on the interior and white enamel on the exterior. It includes faucet, telephone-style handheld shower, and necessary fittings; $4,150 at Restoration Hardware.

Randolph Morris 72-Inch Classic Clawfoot Tub

Above: For a relatively affordable classic clawfoot tub, consider the Randolph Morris 72-Inch Classic Clawfoot Tub. Made with traditional porcelain over cast-iron construction, it's $1,199.95 at Vintage Tub.



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