Melanie Brussat Sculpture Conservation

This carousel horse at the Shelburne Museum had a thick, darkened coating of linseed oil that obscured the original paint. 


Image courtesy of the Shelburne Museum Conservation Department


The removal of the linseed oil made the bright colors of the original paint visible again.  The brass details on the harness were also polished, and the horsehair tail was washed to remove years of dirt and grime. 



Image courtesy of the Shelburne Museum Conservation Department