This stunning Italian large floor-standing globe liquor cabinet features beautiful illustrations of sea monsters, mermaids and mythological figures on its map, as do all globe bars and drinks cabinets from the Tre Esse-Firenze Collection by Zoffoli.
When open the hidden inner compartment of the bar globe exposes a lovely dome of frescoes featuring even more lovely drawings of mythological heroes. The northern hemisphere of the bar globe rotates, giving you the chance to get an close view of all the illustrations.
The storage area inside the impressive replica antique globe sphere itself can store up to 12 glasses and 4 to 5 bottles of your favorite bottled drinks.
The floor stand of this globe liquor cabinet features hardwood legs that are turned in lovely big spirals and is fitted with wheels for easy mobility.
This vintage-style large bar globe has additional bottle storage space on the lower shelf, in addition to the bar storage inside the bar globe – it is even equipped with a specially designed bottle holder to keep your glassware in place while moving the large globe liquor cabinet. The base shelf is illustrated with a beautiful wind rose that is aesthetically harmonious with the illustrations from the Zodiac on the ring around the equator of this piece of bar globe furniture.
A wind rose is a graphic tool used by meteorologists to give a succinct view of how wind speed and direction are typically distributed at a particular location. Using a polar coordinate system of gridding, the frequency of winds over a time period is plotted by wind direction, with color bands showing wind speed ranges. The direction of the longest spoke shows the wind direction with the greatest frequency. Before the development of the compass rose, a wind rose was included on maps in order to let the reader know which directions the 8 major winds (and sometimes 8 half winds and 16 quarter winds) blew within the plan view. No differentiation was made between cardinal directions and the winds which blew from said directions. North was depicted with a fleur de lis, while east was shown as a Christian cross to indicate the direction of Jerusalem from Europe.
“Florence, the art city par excellence, is where the Tre-Esse brand comes to life. Selected waxed wood and accurate processing make each piece a timeless classic. Each object is exclusive and unrepeatable…all this, combined with the Made in Italy craftsmanship, makes our collection of globes as unique as a signature: Tre-Esse Firenze” — Zoffoli
Zoffoli aptly named this spiral-legged bar globe Andromeda. In Greek mythology, Andromeda is the daughter of the Aethiopian king Cepheus and his wife Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia’s hubris leads her to boast that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sends the sea monster Cetus to ravage Aethiopia as divine punishment. Andromeda is stripped and chained naked to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus.
Specifications of the large floor globe bar:
– Globe diameter 20” (50 cm)
– Manufacturer: Zoffoli S.r.l. (Rimini, Italy)
– Manufacturer’s Product Name: Andromeda
– Overall area 27 1/2” x 27 1/2” (70 cm x 70 cm)
– Height 38 1/2” (98 cm)
– Weight 26 1/2 lb (12 kg)
Globe: cellulose, polymer
Top knob: brass
Legs: hand turned solid wood
Meridians & equatorial Zodiac ring: MDF
Base shelf & bottle holder: MDF
– Glassware not included
– Simple assembly required