Add the finishing touches to your bathroom with vintage bathroom accessories from Vintage Tub & Bath. From necessities like soap dishes to luxuries that can make time spent in the bathroom more enjoyable, such as bathtub caddies, we have a large selection of accessories to complete your bathroom. Freestanding cast-iron tubs are the most common type you'll find at salvage yards today. China and earthenware tubs are heavier and often had at least one side that was attached to a wall, making them difficult to remove without damaging them, says Don Hooper, owner of Vintage Plumbing in Northridge, California. "You can't just grab the rim and. This classic inch cast iron clawfoot tub adds a vintage touch to Kingston Brass Aqua Eden VCTNDNT5 Cast Iron Slipper Clawfoot Bathtub with Oil Rubbed Bronze Feet without Faucet Drillings, Inch, White. by Kingston Brass. $1, $ 1, 39 .
In the first half of the 19th century, taking a bath usually meant filling a copper tub with water heated over an open flame. Sounds like a rustic luxury, except that the tub was really an oversized washbucket, vintage cast iron tub accessories
typically located near the hearth in the not-so-private kitchen. It wasn't until the turn of the last century that tub, toilet, and sink were vintage cast iron tub accessories
located in the same room, and the "bathroom," as such, was born. Hot and cold running water came from taps mounted on the wall or on pipes extending through the floor, and you could stretch out in a large vessel built not just for scrubbing, but for soaking too. Unlike the plain molded fiberglass tubs popular today, some of the earliest bathtubs were intricately carved wooden cabinets lined with tin or copper.