July 30, 2018

Cleaning Brass Sconces

It’s always so satisfying to check off time-consuming cleaning chores.

Recently, my housekeepers, Carlos and Enma, took on the task of cleaning and polishing several of my antique brass sconces in the Winter House of my Bedford, New York farm. Brass is a strong, corrosion-resistant alloy made from a combination of zinc and copper. With its bright golden color, brass has long been a favorite material for home furnishings and decorative accents. Cleaning brass takes time and a lot of elbow grease to complete, but now these pieces are shimmering once again.

Here are some photos - enjoy.