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Marvelous Malachite

James Andrew at

James Andrew at Evergreen Antiques

With its rich patterns and a deep rooted connection to the Russia’s Romanov dynasty and the Russian Czars’ pension for lavish malachite laden palaces,* it’s not surprising that legendary designers like Tony Duquette were also fascinated by this sumptuous stone.

Malachite clock at

Malachite clock at Evergreen Antiques

Many designers today including Kelly Wearstler and myself are equally mesmerized by malachite. Of course when I came across this beautiful nineteenth century Russian malachite and ormolu mantle clock while hunting for objects at Evergreen Antiques I nearly fainted! This may have to be an early Xmas gift to myself!

I’m wearing a forest green leather bomber jacket, purple feather weight cashmere turtleneck sweater, and wool hounds tooth pants all by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent aubergine suede “Eton” boot and sunglasses by Dior.

* see – the Malachite Room — produced by the architect and interior decorator for Alexander Bryullov in 1837 for Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.

17 Comments

  1. GORGEOUS!

    I love malachite! It has such incredible patterns and color.

    It’s no wonder that they have been actively mining this mineral for use in cosmetics, sculptures, and jewelry for well over 7,000 years.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Nature is an amazing artist indeed…look at the colors!
    What a fabulous gift to yourself….remember me please~
    Thanks in advance!
    xo*

  3. Dean says:

    James,

    Oh yes ! Les Must de Cartier…Les Must se Malachite ! I agree you ought to gift this to yourself. Even if you have to install a marble mantel to place it on. Love it, and you look great. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Farris in FL

  4. Dean says:

    James,

    Oh yes ! Les Must de Cartier…Les Must de Malachite ! I agree you ought to gift this to yourself. Even if you have to install a marble mantel to place it on. Love it, and you look great. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Farris in FL

  5. fierce green for a fierce jacket for a fierce man. πŸ˜‰

  6. Freiin von Spiering says:

    This clock would look beautiful over my fireplace!

  7. Monaco Girl says:

    I will drive my Monaco as soon as I can to get this gorgeus malchite clock!

  8. Aurelia Camargo says:

    IΒ΄m so sorry Monaco Girl IΒ΄m on the way to Evergreen Antiques now πŸ˜‰

  9. Adelaide says:

    James, I really love your Dior sunglasses πŸ˜‰

    kisses from Brazil

    Adelaide

  10. Pearl Hammond says:

    Stio fighting please, the clock is mine πŸ˜‰

  11. Pearl Hammond says:

    *stop

  12. SQUI says:

    Very interesting post!
    Beautiful piece of history in the clock.
    Love the slacks James!

  13. Pink Cinnamon says:

    Stop fighting, you should tell James how beautiful he looks instead of fighting πŸ˜‰

  14. Christopher Thomas says:

    Malachite is my favorite stone!

  15. Duchess of Decorating says:

    You are my dreamguy!

  16. Tara Durkan says:

    interesting comments loved malachite when I was starting out colors very vibrant then…..the green teal shades are not my thing but we love watching what & where you wear it James!

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