The Barrel floor standing globe features a 16" bronze metallic globe with bronze metallic land masses and political map stylings and raised relief. The ball sits in a handcrafted walnut stand.
This globe stand is an adaptation of one of the most universally recognized furniture designs found in the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation archives. It is a modified version of the famous "Barrel Chair" originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1903 and modified for his personal use at "Taliesin" in Spring Green, Wisconsin and for Herbert F. Johnson for his home "Wingspread" in Racine, Wisconsin in 1937.
The Replogle 16" antique ball is a work of art, with its earth-toned colours clearly showing all the countries of the world. It is extremely detailed with over 6000 place names and is completely up to date.
Through the use of raised relief, the mountain ranges project off of the globe, adding to its charm and educational value. There are also unique touches, such as the images of famous explorers' ships and their years of exploration as well as merchant shipping routes and the point-to-point distances.
The globe has been built to the highest standards, the mapping is applied by hand using high-quality parchment.
Diameter 16" (40cms)
Map Colour: Bronze Metallic
Height: 39" (99cms)
Width: 21" (53cms)
Depth: 21" (53cms)
Weight: 12.3lb (5.6kgs)