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American President's Resolute Desk

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American President's Resolute Desk
Please note that this took a lot of time and effort and a small team to replicate
both tables, we wanted to crate two, as a backup, it took 4 people to put in as
much detail as we have which takes a lot of time a patients due to this we dedicated
all our time to the two products.
So please don't flag because you think this is fake. Thank you

I will discuss what will happen with such things like postage after this
item is purchased.

25,000.00 Cost Delivery included in cost. But if you fell that you could have a
better offer please contact me

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For more than a century, nearly every American President has used a splendid desk
that, in another life, sailed the seas.
The story begins with Royal Navy officer and explorer, Sir John Franklin who was
commanding officer on a voyage, beginning in 1845, intended to traverse the last
unnavigated section of the Northwest Passage. His two ships became icebound in
Victoria Strait near King William Island in the Canadian Arctic, and the entire
expedition complement, including Franklin and 128 men, was lost.
Then in 1852, Admiral Sir Edward Belcher was given the nearly impossible mission
of searching for the missing ships commanded by Franklin, although he was not
wholly suited to command vessels in the icy waters of the Arctic. Four of his
five ships were abandoned in pack ice. One of the ships, the HMS Resolute, was
later recovered, intact, by an American whaler. Timbers from the ship were used
to manufacture three desks, one of which, the Resolute desk, was presented to

President Rutherford Hayes by Queen Victoria in 1879 as a token of friendship
and goodwill. American Presidents have conducted the country's business across
the glorious Resolute Desk ever since.
President Kennedy cherished the fabled desk. It became lodged in the national
memory when young John Kennedy Jr. was photographed peering from behind the
kneehole panel as his father worked above. By the time President Kennedy was
assassinated in 1963 the desk was so well known it became a precious museum
piece. After being on exhibit for ten years at the Smithsonian Institution,
the Resolute Desk was once again put into use by President Jimmy Carter
, and the treasured piece of history currently serves President
Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
Offered for sale is an extremely rare, museum-quality exacting replica of
the Resolute Desk, hand-crafted by credentialed artisans, carpenters and
wood-carvers. In order to ensure an historically-precise reproduction,
they studied the drawings of William Evenden, designer and builder of
the original Resolute desk at the Chatham dockyard. It measures 72-inches
in length x 48-inches in width x 31-inches in height. Functional drawers
and cupboard doors open from both sides of the desk. And, just like the
White House original, an attached brass plate is inscribed with the message
from Queen Victoria. The Resolute is an extraordinary desk, whose history is
as fascinating as the Presidents it has served.


American President's Resolute Desk
American President's Resolute Desk
American President's Resolute Desk
American President's Resolute Desk
American President's Resolute Desk


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$30,000.00
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Asking Price: $30,000.00 (Negotiable) US Dollars
Quantity: 2 (Excellent condition)
Location: United Kingdom London [United Kingdom]
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Date Posted: more than 1 month ago



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