|Item Weight||23.9 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||22 x 22 x 14 inches|
|Item model number||SYNCHKG017609|
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Sixteenth-Century Italian Replica Old World Globe Bar
|Price:||$108.99 & FREE Shipping|
- Large & Accurate 38.5" Italian Replica
- Hinged meridian reveals artistically hand-painted interior frescoes
- A trio of handsome, turned hardwood legs rises from rolling casters and a circular lower shelf
- Only from Artistic Solutions! Do not confuse with smaller, cheaper Chinese imitations.
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Impress guests with the Old World charm of our elegant 22" dia. Italian-style globe bar, wrapped with replica 16th-century nautical maps from the National Museum of Science, Florence. Opening from its hinged meridian to reveal artistically hand-painted interior frescoes reminiscent of domed ceiling contraspecto (“view from the heavens”), our exclusive work of furniture art boasts secure spots for your treasured bottles and glasses. A trio of handsome, turned hardwood legs rises from rolling casters and a circular lower shelf, allowing additional storage and a celebration that can be moved anywhere! Simple assembly required. 22"dia.x38½"H. 21 lbs. DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE SMALLER & CHEAPER CHINESE COPIES THAT ARE BEING SOLD FOR LESS!
Top customer reviews
Assembly/Construction: The cabinet arrives in an extremely-well packaged box containing approximately 25 individual pieces(including screws, washers, etc). Each piece is individually wrapped, and aside from a few very minor nicks and dings, everything was in good-shape. It was evident that the cabinet came directly from a manufacturing facility - meaning the pieces had some flakes of saw dust, specks of styrofoam, and assorted debris covering them. I highly recommend you use a soft towel to individually wipe each piece as you assemble the cabinet. From start to finish, it took me about 20 minutes to assemble the entire cabinet. Aside from the materials included in the box, the only tools I needed were a simple flat-head screwdriver, and a towel. It came with an assembly-diagram and was very easy to put-together.
Appearance/Quality: This cabinet is absolutely beautiful. After reading a few negative comments, I was afraid it would look flimsy and cheap. It does not. The columns are each made from solid pieces of wood. The saucer-shaped bases are made from extremely well constructed particle board. The finish is smooth and beautiful. It feels solid, and the coloration is exactly as it appears in the picture. It's evident that a lot of time and effort went into the manufacturing of each and every component of this wine cabinet. The artwork on the globe, and around the boarders of the cylindrical surfaces is contained on a sort of printed paper -almost like a sticker. When I read about the sticker-decals in other reviews I became nervous, but when I saw them in person I was re-leaved. They look great! The sticker-artwork on the wooden bases appears to be one single, large sticker. It appears to have a clear-coat of varnish over it, causing it to be flush with the wood. As I slide my finger over the boarder, I can't feel a bump at the edge. It's one smooth surface. As other reviewers have mentioned, the artwork on top of the globe is also comprised of series of stickers. In total, there are approximately 12. Again, the stickers aren't obvious. Reading the word "stickers" in other reviews immediately made me feel skeptical. I was thinking, "oh that's going to look ridiculous." In fact, the word sticker isn't really the appropriate term. It looks more like printed paneling. Each panel is flush and smooth, and all of them match together seamlessly. It's extremely well constructed. There is one place where the artwork doesn't match-up perfectly. Think of each panel as a separate piece. The right-edge of the first panel matches the left-edge of the second panel. Two matches to three, three matches with four, and so-on. The very last panel's art doesn't match perfectly with the first panel's art, so there is a slight mis-match in one seam of the globe. This isn't really a problem, as one reviewer mentioned - if you're OCD you can turn the globe and hide the seam. Despite a few minor imperfections like this, the wine cabinet truly is a piece of functional art. It's beautiful from across the room, and just as beautiful up-close.
Functionality: Before receiving the wine cabinet, I wasn't sure if it would be fully functional. I thought maybe it would be too flimsy to actually use, or perhaps the hinge on the top wouldn't work properly. My fears turned out to be without merit. It's completely functional. I use the cabinet every day. It's very spacious. Stored within the cabinet(under the globe) I have: 8x whiskey glasses (rocks glasses), 6x wine glasses, 1x 34-ounce decanter, 1x bottle of scotch, 1x bottle of rum, 1x bottle of wine. The shelf below the globe is large enough to hold a 6x half-gallon jugs. Looking at the pictures, I didn't realize the storage space was as large as it truly is. Again, I'm very pleased with the aesthetics and functionality of the wine cabinet.
Overall Impressions: I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The wine cabinet looks elegant, beautiful, classy, and it really elevates the aesthetics of my entire living room. Had this cost one thousand dollars, I would have been disappointed, but the fact is: it cost one hundred dollars including shipping. You can't expect much for a hundred bucks these days - so after having seen the construction quality of this cabinet I am very surprised by the negative reviews. Did those people expect the globe to be hand-painted for a hundred bucks? Are they crazy or just out-of-touch with reality? The fact is: this wine cabinet is lovely and well-built for the price. 5-stars!
If you look for it, you can see that it's not high quality hand crafted, but it certainly serves its purpose and I can say I didn't expect somnething of this quality.
over time it's gotten more wobbly, but it is REGULARLY used, every night by multiple people. But it does hold quite a bit of liquor. We have heavy glass decanters that are full and the wood is sturdy enough to hold those, as well as glasses, and a bunch of bottles on the bottom little shelf. Try not to spill anything on it though, the "wood" will bubble and warp extremely easily.