SOLD: This is a very impressive Resolute partners desk, the one that many people secretly desire to own, a replica of the Resolute desk as gifted by Queen Victoria to US President President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and which has been in use in the Whitehouse ever since.
The Resolute partners desk was probably the most famous desk ever made and this superb copy really does justice to the astonishing original which was made from ships timbers salvaged from the British Arctic exploration ship HMS Resolute. The very fine mahogany used in the construction of this lovely desk may not have quite such an auspicious pedigree as the original but it is, nonetheless, impressive both in terms of its quality of workmanship and the intricate decorative work which is faithful to the original in every way.
There is even a copy of the original brass plaque, or panel, attached to the back of the desk which was presented to the USA by Queen Victoria in 1880. An interesting and heartwarming story of the relationship between the two countries which has not always gone smoothly.
This desk has been skilfully manufactured by master craftsmen, using the finest timbers, (although not, regrettably, from the Resolute), and it features intricate and fascinating hand carved decoration throughout. There is much by way of storage and the magnificent drawers are lined with solid mahogany. The top of the desk is lined with an ox-blood gold tooled leather writing surface which is both a joy to behold and to work at.
The frieze of the desk is fitted with two short and one long drawer on each side. This is a partners desk so it is finished on all sides and does not need to be placed against a wall. Instead you can sit on the President’s side of the desk and pretend to be Donald Trump or another president from history that takes your fancy. There are two pedestals on the President’s side of the Resolute desk, each being fitted with lovely panelled doors, and each having two internal drawers. On the other side of the desk there is a pair of pedestal doors which open to give access to spacious cupboards which provide further useful storage.
Make This Resolute Partners Desk Yours
This fine replica of the Resolute desk is offered for sale in excellent condition at just £5250. It was believed to have been made in the late 20th Century and has clearly been loved and looked after. Please study the photogrpahs carefully to make sure that you are satisfied as to its condition – or better still come and see it for yourself at our north London showroom. There are more photographs and information here.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions – full details can be found here: https://www.regentantiques.com/itemDetails/08960-Monumental-US-Presidents–Resolute-Partners-Desk–20th-Century
Make Sure That The Resolute Desk Will Fit Into Your Office – Oval or Not.
This is a big and very imposing desk, being some 6ft wide and it needs plenty of space around it in order for it to be fully appreciated since every side is far too impressive for it to be squashed up agianst a wall. The full dimensions of this desk are as follows:
Height 79cm x Width 183cm x Depth 123cm or in inches, 2 feet, 7 inches high x 6 feet wide x 4 feet deep.
The Resolute Desk – Ready To Be Shipped To You, Wherever You Are
Our team of packers will prepare this fine desk for its journey and our specialist shippers will ensure that it reaches your place in the same truly excellent condition that it leaves us in. Please request a shipping quotation using the link on this page: https://www.regentantiques.com/itemDetails/08960-Monumental-US-Presidents–Resolute-Partners-Desk–20th-Century
Shipping is free of charge for customers living on mainland UK.