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6FT Solid Mahogany Presidential Resolute Office Desk
Dimensions: 34H x 74W x 32D inches
The Resolute Presidential Desk is a gorgeous replica of the Presidential Desk used in the Oval Office of the White House. The desk was originally given to President Rutherford B. Hayes by British Queen Victoria in appreciation for the return to Great Britain of HMS Resolute, a British Arctic exploring ship which became encased in the Arctic ice on a mission to find British Arctic explorer Rear Admiral John Franklin. Franklin had been on a search for the fabled Northwest Passage. After several years without word from Franklin or his party, the British organized search expeditions to try and determine what had happened to Franklin’s mission. The HMS Resolute was one of the ships on expedition and became encased in an ice flow in August 1853. When the ship was still stuck the following spring, it was ordered abandoned. While the British Government claimed ownership of the vessel, no salvage operation was undertaken. In September 1855 the ship was discovered adrift by an American whaler. It was sailed to New London, Connecticut, later purchased by the US Government, refitted and returned to Britain in 1856. It was retired in 1879 and its timbers were used for salvage.
From the timbers, Queen Victoria ordered four desks built. One was given to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 where it was used by several Presidents in the Oval Office including FDR, John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
Our Resolute Presidential Desk is made from plantation grown and certified legal mahogany. Indonesian mahogany is a very workable wood allowing intricate carvings including those on the Resolute Presidential Desk. It can be finished in an assortment of colors and finishes, and finished with a plain top or with leather inlays.
All of our products are by special order. Once we approve your order our factory will confirm your exact specifications including color, finish and any special features. Once the order is approved, the wood is kiln dried to reduce warping and splitting. Production can take two to four months depending on the season and the factory workload. After the item is completed, but before it is packed, you will be asked to approve the images of the finished product to confirm the item has been completed properly. Then the item is packed using padding and crating for ocean shipping. Your item will be packed with other customer items in a full container for delivery to the United States. Currently we ship to the Los Angeles area where the container passes through customs, is taken to a local warehouse, unloaded and prepared for inland delivery by motor freight. It normally takes from 45 to 60 days for a delivery from the factory.
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