Thistlethwaite Americana | Malachite Table
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Malachite Table


Circa 1880

Oak with faux Malachite Surface

31″ H x 53 1/4″ W x 53 1/2 ” D

This center table is the perfect combination of great English craftsmanship combined with a modern flare of a faux malachite surface. This Edwardian table dates from the 1880’s and is constructed of oak. In the early part of the 2000’s, a beautiful faux malachite finish was applied to the surface. The hand who created this surface did a masterful job capturing the rich greens and blacks of the malachite while adding hints of brown that create a very natural and realistic look.  Malachite is known for its rich shade of green. It was used to create green pigment, as a protective stone, and copper ore.  In Ancient Egypt, Malachite symbolizes fertility and growth. It is seen with images of plants and vegetation as that connect to the resurrection. The “Field of Malachite” is the place that humans would go to after death.  This incredible table was used in an impressive entry hall of a Miami beach estate.


WHY WE LOVE IT: As someone who deals in American furniture this piece is unusual. However, unbelievable presence and distinctive style make it hard to pass up.