Examples of completed works
Statuette-vase of a young man in Narva Museum
The statuette originates from the late 19th century. It was detached from its base and shattered into nine pieces. An attempt was made to glue the pieces back together, but to no avail. The second image showcases a wooden support which remains inside the porcelain figurine. The conservator had to remove old glue residue to then glue the figurine back together and fill and tone the cracks. The end result was an intact figurine with the gluing lines visible only at close observation.
Oil painting Kreeka tervisejumalanna Hygieia from Pärnu Museum
The oil painting originates from the 18th century. Prior to its conservation, the canvas was strongly deformed and had a punch hole in it, the coat of varnish had darkened. Side lighting (second image) clearly shows the wavy surface. Someone had already started the restoration works on the painting, but had not finished it. Kanut’s specialists removed the supports from the previous restoration attempt and with them, part of the darkened varnish. The layer of varnish unveiled brighter shades. At the completion of the works, the Greek Goddess of Health shines in her full glory.
Baby buggy manufactured in the 1930s from the Estonian Health Museum
The buggy has a metal framework and a plywood crate attached to the frame with leather straps. Before conservation, the metal parts were strongly corroded, the plywood base of the crate had decayed and needed to be replaced. The plywood crate and the metal-framed shade are covered with lederin. The dye of the shade’s lederin cover had come off from the textile and needed to be fastened, smaller tears were also mended. Conservation works called for the disassembly of the buggy. Metal parts were cleared of rust, covered with a protective coating and dyed. The holes and tears in lederin were mended and the painting that had come off was fastened.