A very impressive bathtub, our 73” long version of this beautiful Chariot style floor standing bathtub was inspired by the original Chariot tubs manufactured by Rogeat in Lyon, France around the 1850’s. The original was a little narrow for modern bathing expectations and we make ours a little wider. The additional width does not deflect from the beauty of the original piece. This 73” version is extremely spacious offering ample soaking space for large bathers and certainly sizable enough for two medium sized bathers.
After the tub is removed from the casting mold, we clean and burnish the exterior. This leaves all the casting marks visible and highlights the beautiful shades of the natural iron. To protect the surface, prevent rust and to make cleaning simple, we apply three coats of high quality clear lacquer.
As with all cast iron tubs, slight undulations will appear on the surface and this will add to the individual character of every Penhaglion hand finished bathtub.