The President’s Desk in Mahogany Wood – Chestnut Colour
Our Presidents Desk is a hand made reproduction of the famous Resolute Desk and is made to order by The Island Furniture.
We use only the finest mahogany wood, hand sanded and finished in a stunning Chestnut colour.
Clio Brown faux leather inlay with gold applique trim.
A fine lacquer is hand applied to finish this desk off to a beautiful satin patina.
Size: W210 x H80 x D130 cm
The history of The Presidents Desk (or as it is sometimes called The Resolute Desk) began in 1852 with the British Man of War ship, H.M.S. Resolute. which disappeared in the Arctic while trying to discover the Northwest Passage. Unfortunately, Resolute had to be abandoned in thick ice and its crew returned to England aboard another ship. H.M.S. Resolute was discovered drifting in pack ice near Baffin Island by Capt. James Buddington of the US whaler George Henry in September of 1855. When the thaw set in , he took her to his home port of New London, Connecticut, where the American Government bought her from the fortunate whalers for $40,000. She was refitted at the American Government`s expense in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with the intention of presenting her to Queen Victoria and the British people “on behalf of the people of the United States as a token of the friendly feelings by which our country is actuated.” In 1879, when RESOLUTE was finally broken up, a desk was made from her timbers which was presented by Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes. Apart from short spells, the desk has been in daily use in the White House by almost every President of the United States since then. The desk was located in the President’s office on the second floor of the White House from 1880 until 1902 at which time the office was moved to the newly constructed West Wing. The desk, however, remained on the second floor in the President’s Study. On January 20th, 1993, the Resolute Desk was returned to the Oval Office for use by President Clinton and is still in use today in The White House. Our Presidents Desk is a hand made reproduction of the famous Resolute Desk and is made to order by The Island Furniture.
There is a flat delivery rate of £55 which is to the ground floor of your property. This charge is applied per orderregardless of the number of items included . This delivery rate applies to most UK postcodes with the exceptions of ZE HS KW IV AB PH DD PA NR TR PL EX NR BT & Islands. The cost to these postcodes will be more due to further distances involved, so please email or telephone for more information. If you require assembly, the option is available at the point of checkout for an extra charge, as is the option for customer collect, which is free of charge.
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Whilst we are confident you will be delighted with your order, we understand there are occasions when you may want to return items, which is why our returns policy is designed to be simple and easy allowing you to purchase with peace of mind. We accept returns up to 14 days from the day you receive delivery , thus allowing lots of time to review your purchase. If you do decide to return items, simply email your instructions to us along with your order number anytime within the 14 day period and we will process the return of your order.
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DELIVERIES TO IRELAND:
We deliver on a weekly basis using a very reputable delivery company that cover all of Ireland. It’s a two man delivery service and the average cost is around £155. However, this may change for larger orders so please email or telephone for further information.
DELIVERIES TO EUROPE & BEYOND:
We have regular deliveries to France , Spain , Balearics, and most of Europe, please contact for more information. We can also deliver to your shipper of choice at UK depot or port.
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The Island Furniture Group were the first to introduce the Versailles collection to the UK market in 1997 and ever since then we have continued to increase the collection by adding coloured, occasional and living ranges . We are very proud of our quality and finish , and our aim is not to have the cheapest furniture available but to have the best quality furniture available at the best prices. There are many ways we could compromise on the quality of our furniture in order to sell cheaper but we believe that poor quality furniture is a false economy, not just for you the customer, but also for us as a business! Every piece of furniture delivered into our warehouse is inspected prior to dispatch – and that’s why we confidently offer a 12 month warranty on all our products.