This exquisite mahogany pedestal desk was recently crafted as a reproduction of the famous desk in the U.S. President’s oval office, the “Resolute” Desk. The desk is named for a British arctic exploration vessel, the HMS Resolute, which was abandoned when it became stuck in ice and later recovered by a U.S. whaling ship. Long after the Resolute was returned to England in 1856, a desk was later given to the office of the U.S. President–crafted from the formidable timbers of the Resolute herself.
We believe this desk to be of Asian origin but recently acquired it in England. This particular desk is certainly a fine and faithful reproduction. The mahogany displays a rich complexion that can only come from a thorough finishing process designed to both protect and enrich the natural beauty of the wood. The carvings are likewise brimming with precise detail. Each drawer, which is fully finished inside and out (a very unusual technique reserved for the finest furniture), features dovetailed joints, a time-honored tradition in cabinetry that yields strong, long-lasting joints. Three keys accompany this desk and operate all of the locks. The desktop itself is inlaid with a writing surface of lovely red leather bordered by gold tooling. The kneehole measures 27″ wide x 24.75″ tall, plenty of room for a comfortable workspace. Overall this Resolute desk is quite sturdy and disassembles into the top, two pedestals, and detachable modesty panel. Because it is new, it remains in excellent condition and would make a fine addition to any home or office furniture collection!
Please keep in mind this is a very heavy desk, and although it comes apart to make moving easier, it does require two strong people to move and put together.
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