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.
Brussat Sculpture Conservation, LLC
Jackson Heights, NY