Terrestrial Library Floor Globe in carved wood stand. Signed within a circular cartouche: “18 INCH TERRESTRIAL GLOBE by W. & A.K JOHNSTON, LIMITED/ Geographers/Engravers/Printers/ EDINBURGH A. J. NYSTROM & CO. Sole United States Agents, CHICAGO, ” inscribed below the cartouche: “Railways shown thus/ Submarine Telegraph Cables thus, Black/ International Date Line/ Warm Currents, Cold Currents/ Mandate Territories shown by Bars of Colour/ PRINTED By W. & A. K. JOHNSTON LTD./ EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND/ Copyright”. Globe made of two sets of twelve chromolithographed gores laid on a metal sphere, in a calibrated full meridian, the horizon with engraved paper calendar and zodiac, supported on four baluster turned posts on a mahogany Baroque style stand with four acanthus and scroll carved legs joined by an undertier with central acanthus carved pedestal; stand attributed to Kittinger. 40″ H x 22″ dia. Early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “People to People” program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford’s for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor’s Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin’s historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Globe: light staining, fading, discoloration; 2″ c shaped crack in Pacific Ocean; scattered wear and abrasions up to 1/2″, most noticeable at Equator; paper losses up to 6″ on horizon ring. Stand: general wear and some surface fading, 1/2″ paint drip to undertier, 1 leg with minor abrasions and a 2″ scratch, 1 leg with white splatters (possibly from water).
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