?The great classic bathrooms of the past covered four distinct periods in history. The first was the curvaceous Victorian style introduced around 1870 (lissa doon). There was then a gap till the more structured features of the post Edwardian sanitaryware which originated after the turn of the twentieth century around 1918 (charterhouse). Simultaneously in France they were developing their own turn of the century style (la chapelle) beautifully feminine and of course perfectly proportioned. Later after the great war in the mid twenties and thirties the deco movement took hold and a more solid, angular design developed (metropole). It has taken considerable research to find the best examples of each style. Each piece has been carefully reworked and duplicated for modern production with the greatest respect for their original classic proportions. Homes built at varying times can now be re-united with their original sanitaryware. These are I believe the definitive four great examples of classic china sanitaryware.? Christo Lefroy Brooks. The mahogany and black lavatory seats are solid mahogany wood stained in the requested finish. The white gloss are HDF high resin.