Obelisk Floor Globe by Replogle | 16″ Antique Cream

SKU: 22728
MSRP + Shipping: $739.50

$640.00

FREE SHIPPING to the
contiguous USA & Canada

Made in the USA

Main features of the Obelisk Floor Globe by Replogle:

• Globe diameter 16″ (40 cm)
• Raised-relief map
• 100% Made in the USA
• Brass-plated, die-cast full meridian
• Updated topographical globe map
• Obelisk-shaped wooden stand can have various finishes
• Based on a sketch by Frank Lloyd Wright

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SKU: 22728
GTIN: 0-39231-22728-3
MPN: 22728
Brand: Replogle

Obelisk Floor Globe by Replogle | 16″ Antique Cream

Obelisk Floor Globe by Replogle | 16″ Antique Cream

SKU: 22728
MSRP + Shipping: $739.50

$640.00

FREE SHIPPING to the
contiguous USA & Canada

Made in the USA

Main features of the Obelisk Floor Globe by Replogle:

• Globe diameter 16″ (40 cm)
• Raised-relief map
• 100% Made in the USA
• Brass-plated, die-cast full meridian
• Updated topographical globe map
• Obelisk-shaped wooden stand can have various finishes
• Based on a sketch by Frank Lloyd Wright

Add to Wishlist
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SKU: 22728
GTIN: 0-39231-22728-3
MPN: 22728
Brand: Replogle

The Obelisk Globe by Replogle is actually an adaptation of a vase design that was originally developed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Leerdam Glass Factory in 1929.

In 1922, Wright was commissioned by Royal Leerdam to develop some designs for vases and coffee service for the North American market. Of those designs, only one vase was executed, but Frank Lloyd Wright considered it a failure because the structure was complex and the interior side of the vase did not line up with the exterior. As a matter of fact, it is still not possible to do this using the pressed glass technique to this day.

The globe sphere of the Obelisk floor globe by Replogle is covered by a lovely antique cream-colored, raised-relief topographical map.

Photo of obelisk for the Obelisk Globe by Replogle product page

Earliest surviving obelisk at Heliopolis. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1925.

The globe ball is made from 100% reclaimed paper fiber, and it is encompassed full-swing brass-plated die-cast calibrated meridian, which means the updated world globe can be turned 360 degrees for easy access to its colorfl land masses and water ways.

The stand of this stunning floor globe by Replogle features a stunning combination of solid maple and cherry hardwoods. The two colors of the wood accentuate the contours of the obelisk.

And if you’re asking, “What’s an obelisk?” That’s a good question. An obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top. They were called tekhenu by their original builders, the Ancient Egyptians.

These tapered monolithic pillars were originally erected in pairs at the entrances of ancient Egyptian temples. The Greeks who saw them used the Greek term obeliskos to describe them, and this word passed into Latin and ultimately English.

Many considered Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) an architectural genius and America’s greatest architect of all time. His visions and designs not only encompassed buildings and large structures, but he delved into the art of landscaping and created designs for furniture, lighting, glass, and floor coverings.

The floor stand of the Obelisk Floor Globe by Replogle can have a different wood finish upon request.

Specifications of the Obelisk Floor Globe by Replogle:

– Globe diameter 16” (40 cm)
– Manufacturer: Replogle (Chicago, Illinois)
– Country of Origin: USA
– Manufacturer’s product name: Obelisk

Materials
– Globe sphere: 100% Reclaimed Paper Fiber
– Floor stand: solid maple and cherry hardwood
– Meridian: brass-plated die-cast metal

Dimensions:
– 20½” W x 16” D x 50” H ( 52.07 cm W x 40.64 cm D x127 cm H)
Shipping dimensions:
– Box1: 20” W x 20” D x 23” H ( 50.8 cm W x 50.8 cm D x 58.42 cm H)
– Box2: 19” W x 17” D x 37” H ( 48.26 cm W x 43.18 cm D x 93.98 cm H)

Cartography Style

Modern Political Map, Raised-Relief Map, Topographical Map

Globe Map Color

Cream to Apricot

Globe Size / Diameter

Midsize | 16 to 18" (40-46 cm)

Globe Mount Type

Floor Stand

Brand

Replogle

Country of Origin

Made in the USA

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