Bathtub Leg

A beige claw foot from a bathtub. It is in bad shape with peeling paint.
Bathtub leg from the Eldon House collection

Country of Origin:
Year: ca.1880
Materials: Cast Iron and paint 

This bathtub leg is part of a previous tub that was in the Museum. The feet are a classic claw style. Claw feet originated in China as a dragon foot and was adapted by the English to a eagle or lion foot in the eighteenth century.