Anyhow, hard to find (and eyewateringly expensive if you do) in the Aude. So the plumber said “buy it in the UK & I’ll get the fittings here”
So I looked at new ones ; and a friend who fits out bathrooms in buy-to-let properties said ” don’t buy a cheap one, they won’t last” which put “new” out of our budget range.
So I trawled and trawled mainly on ebay, for a high quality used one exactly the right size (1520 mm) and wide enough for large gentlemen’s shoulders and without exception , they all went for silly money. Till this week, when I found this beauty, bid and bought it for £46.50 and the lovely seller even delivered it for £20….win,win!
When it arrived I was even more excited when I saw the quality and the aesthetically pleasing proportions and shape and it even has the waste (more money saved) and the fact that it’s cast iron ball and claw feet are ever so slightly rusted in places but still solid . I am fully aware that the last observation would have most folk running away; but not me.
You either get that or you don’t. So it’s now in the overstuffed UK garage awaiting transport to it’s new spot where it will languish on reclaimed tiles at an arty angle in the cave bedroom.