Jantzen Beach Carousel, Cantles

MPF Conservation assessed the Jantzen Beach Carousel  in 2018 in preparation for carousel restoration. This page is the overview of the cantles from the fifteen carousel horses we had in studio.

The cantle sits on the back of the saddle, and in the case of the carousel horses, they are beautiful! They are relief-carved, highly detailed, fabulously painted, and so much fun. Each one is completely different, and bound to raise a smile in adults and children alike. A documentation effort should go forth on just these motifs!

MPFC subsequently treated two horses and several decorative objects from the carousel.

Below. the cantles on the horses that come to the studio!