In 1880, England’s Queen Victoria – in a gesture of friendship (to the greatest democracy in the world) – gave U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes a special gift. A desk. Designed and built by William Evenden at the Royal Navy Dockyard in Chatham, England. Made of solid mahogany to the most exacting specifications. With ornate carving and detailing. It was the desk of desks. Since that time, 23 American Presidents have sat behind The Resolute Desk. Teddy Roosevelt created America’s national parks during his term in the Oval Office.
John F. Kennedy signed his landmark Civil Rights Bill seated at this desk. And Ronald Reagan signed numerous bills into law while seated behind the Resolute Desk…after he had it raised by two inches to accommodate his height and give him more knee room
Named after the ship whose timber was used in its making, The Resolute Desk has been a first-hand witness to over 130 years of U.S. history.
Our copy of the Resolute Desk is built to meet the exact design of the original. All carvings are hand made by artisans with decades of experience.
The President’s Resolute Desk will certainly decorate your home, library, or office.
Our handmade desks feature a variety of hardwood or leather top surfaces. With streamlined solutions for keyboards, wire management and file storage, our desks are intuitive and adaptable to any workspace. To learn more about custom desk sizes or configurations, please contact a sales associate for a consultation