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Behind the scenes at Spencer House
This group of miniature eighteenth-century copies of famous antique sculptures provide a striking display above the fireplace in the Great Room. The discolouration of their stone is apparent when compared to the brilliant white Carrara marble fire surround, carved in the 1990s to replicate the original. During our annual deep clean, Virtu Conservation Housekeeping used smoke sponges to remove surface dirt from the sculptures and reveal the brilliance of the stone below. Smoke sponges are made of vulcanized natural rubber and can be used just like a pencil eraser to clean a variety of surfaces.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer House soon.