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

Contact 

Melanie Brussat

Brussat Art Conservation, LLC
Jackson Heights, NY


Phone: (718) 704-4378

Email: melanie.brussat@gmail.com