Monumental US Presidents Resolute Partners Desk 20th Century

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller regentantiquesuk (2,766) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282990775643 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Monumental US Presidents Resolute Partners Desk 20th Century This is a magnificent 20th Century copy of the Resolute Partners Desk given by Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and used by US presidents ever since. This desk has been beautifully made by master craftsmen and features intricate hand carved decoration throughout. The drawers are solid mahogany lined and the top is lined with an ox-blood gold tooled leather writing surface. The frieze is fitted with two short and one long drawer on each side. On the Presidents side of the desk there are two pedestals each fitted with panelled doors, and each has two internal drawers, on the other side the pair of pedestal doors open to reveal spacious cupboards. The desk bears an engraved brass plaque, as on the original, which tells the origin of the desk. Add a Presidential feel to your library with this monumental desk. Condition: In excellent condition, having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 79 x Width 183 x Depth 123Dimensions in inches: Height 31.1 x Width 72.0 x Depth 48.4 The Resolute desk is a large, nineteenth-century partners desk used by seven presidents of the United States in the White House Oval Office as the Oval Office desk. It was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and was built from the English oak timbers of the British Arctic exploration ship HMS Resolute. Franklin Roosevelt requested the addition of a door with the presidential seal to conceal his leg braces. Many presidents since Hayes, except Johnson, Nixon, and Ford, have used the desk at various locations in the White House. The desk was removed from the White House only once, after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, when President Lyndon Johnson allowed it to go on a traveling exhibition with the Kennedy Presidential Library. After this it was on display in the Smithsonian Institution. President Jimmy Carter brought the desk back to the Oval Office in 1977, where Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have used it. George H. W. Bush used the C&O desk in the Oval Office, but kept the Resolute desk in the White House. The original design plan and elevation for the "Presidents Desk" were created on September 9, 1879. They are now kept by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England and can be viewed online. The National Maritime Museums September 9, 1879 design plans are drawings for two different gifts proposed by the Admiralty but never executed, a "Secretaire" and a "Library Table". The library table and the Presidents secretaire were never implemented and these proposed gifts were replaced with William Evendens 1880 Resolute desk. The Evenden desk delivered to President Hayes does not accord with the plan held at Greenwich except for the order imperative that it "be made from the timbers of the late Arctic Ship Resolute". Our reference: 08960 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: £75.00 European Union: Postage and packing charges upon request North America: Postage and packing charges upon request (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: Postage and packing charges upon request If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union. Brand: Does Not Apply, MPN: Does Not Apply

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