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Oval Office Presidents' H.M.S. Resolute Desk
Hand-carved mahogany antique replica executive office furniture
This historic Oval Office desk is a replica of the one created from the timbers of the British H.M.S. Resolute, given to U.S. President Rutherford Hayes in 1880 by Queen Victoria and used by most American heads of State since. A presidential 6-feet in width, this Resolute desk replica is a mahogany masterwork features hand-carving that includes a nothing-short-of-amazing American eagle on little John-John Kennedy's opening panel and an enviable, tooled antique brown leather top with gold tooling. This extraordinary Victorian-style piece of furniture boasts letter and file drawers hidden behind doors with metal pulls along with three shallow drawers up top to hold your mighty presidential pen. Sure to be the signature piece in home or office, this stunning work is almost unparalleled among pieces that carry a rich American history.
- Simple assembly required. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
- Writing Surface Content: 100% Natural Leather
- Our mahogany Oval Office Presidents' H.M.S. Resolute Desk is constructed with an engineered plywood shelf and divider for supreme stability and strength.
- Engraved plaque reads: H.M.S. "Resolute" forming part of the expedition sent in search of Sir John Franklin in 1852 was abandoned in latitude 74' 41' N. Longitude 101' 22' W on 15th May 1854. She was discovered and extricated in September 1855 in latitude 67' N. by Captain Buddington of the United States whaler "George Henry." The ship was purchased fitted out and sent to England as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Victoria by the President and people of the United States as a token of goodwill & friendship. This table was made from her timbers when she was broken up and is presented by the Queen of Great Britain & Ireland to the President of the United States as a memorial of the courtesy and loving kindness which dictated the offer of the gift of the "Resolute."
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- Proper care and maintenance will keep your wooden furniture beautiful for years to come.
- Follow simple guidelines in the PDF linked above.
Weights & Dimensions
- 72"Wx48.5"Dx31.5"H. 392 lbs.
- Kneehole Area: 28"Wx41.25"Dx25"H.