This is a rare example of the portable style of bathtub used in the early 19th century. The tub consists of a brass sheet outer shell with a zinc lining and an external wooden frame that has a lovely tapered silhouette. The main feature of this tub’s design are its wooden casters, which allowed the bather to wheel it close to a fireplace for warmth. The dual metals of the tub would help with conductivity of the fire’s warmth in keeping the water warm. Usually, the tub would be lined with a linen cloth for the comfort of the bather. This tub retains its original drainage spigot and is in beautiful condition.