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The Frank Lloyd Wright Obelisk Floor Globe

This is the 16" globe that rests atop a stand inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright obelisk vase design. Made by Replogle Globes, crafters of fine terrestrial globes for 83 years, the stand's obeliskoid shape is an homage to a Wright vase concept from 1929, once slated for production in glass, but because of the complexity required, was never manufactured. Expertly handcrafted from solid wood, a square cherry base and pedestal with four contrasting elongated maple wedges forms the stand's tapering shape, providing solid footing for the globe. The globe's map gores are hand-cut and hand-applied using a time-intensive process, resulting in an antiqe, parchment style raised relief surface that reveals typically overlooked high points on the Earth, such as the Urals, Atlas, or even Algeria's Ahaggar, and includes over 4,000 named places and points of interest. Updated to reflect modern geopolotical boundaries, such as South Sudan, the globe displays bordering countries in contrasting colors for easy identification. It rests at a 23.5º angle, replicating the earth's position in relation to the sun, and has a full-swing, die-cast metal meridian. Minor assembly. Made in the U.S. 48" H x 20 1/2" W x 16" D. (21 lbs.)


Available for shipment within Contiguous US and Canada.  Excludes APO/FPO and PO Boxes.  No Expedited shipping available – ships via standard shipping.

Item 12307

Additional Shipping Charges Apply

Shipping charges noted in parentheses apply in addition to our standard shipping & service charges on this item.

Item Ships via Truck

Shipped via truck and may require customer assistance upon delivery. You will be contacted to make an appointment for delivery. We're sorry, but gift wrap and gift cards are not available.

Canada Duty Free

This product is Duty Free to Canada

GST still applies and will be charged upon processing.

Price $1,200
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Not available for shipment to P.O. boxes, APO address or outside the contiguous US.

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