'The Carmarthen' 73" Cast Iron French Bateau Tub with an Aged Copper Exterior
The Carmarthen is a stunningly beautiful French Bateau bathtub with a solid copper aged exterior. Our goal was to present a bathtub with between 5-10 years of natural patina having sat in a damp environment. Our 'aging' specialist studied cases of copper wear and the progression of patina and applied specially prepared compounds to achieve a finish that would accurately represent our goal. These applied compounds reacted with the copper just as nature would and the results are fabulous.
After the aging process on the tub has been completed, the surface is hand waxed to protect it and make it easy to maintain. Over the years, even after waxing, there may be some very slow additional patina changes. While you may never need to apply the wax ever again to maintain your tub exterior, we will be happy to supply you some down the years if you feel the need.
The exterior of the tub is solid copper
and finished with a copper strap at the base and sides with round head
copper rivet buttons. The copper is then treated over a period of around 10 days to achieve its' final aged appearance. If required, we can leave more light copper areas upon request. For exterior cleaning, a soft damp cloth will remove most stains. The interior of the tub is hand applied enamel. Both the tub interior and exterior are hand finished, so no surface is perfectly flat or 100% even. Each Penhaglion Hand Finished tub is one of a kind.