The Resolute desk is a large 19th-century desk which is used by the presidents of the United States in the White House oval office as the oval office desk. The desk is the place from where the president of the U.S.A. operates and makes decisions which affect the world policies and monetary system. Such is the honour and pride of the resolute desk.
Let's have a look at some of the unknown facts about the Resolute desk.
The desk got its name from the ship which was used to built it. The resolute desk was made from timbers of the British Arctic exploration ship Resolute. The desk was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford.
Later, Franklin Roosevelt requested for the addition of a door with the presidential seal to hide the leg braces.
Many presidents have used the desk but it was Jackie Kennedy who brought the desk into the oval office in 1961 for John F Kennedy.
The Resolute Desk was removed only once from the White House which was after the assassination of Kennedy.
The original design and elevation for the President's desk had been created on 9th September 1879. The design is now preserved by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England.
The Ship H.M.S. Resolute was on an expedition and got abandoned on 15th May 1854. It was discovered after a long time, during September 1855. It was found by Captain Buddington of the U.S.A. The ship was then fitted and sent to England as a gift to her majesty by the people and the president of the United States as a token of friendship.
To pay back the gratitude the Queen Of Great Britain & Ireland decided to reward them with the Resolute Desk as a memorial of courtesy and kindness. The story behind the making of the desk is inscribed on a plate which is present on the front of the desk. The desk is completely made from the timber of the ship.
The desk is perfectly carved from the timber and has some spectacular curves and linings. The resolute desk is the desk from where the president does his work and I bet the desk contains world economy in its pockets. The desk has been modified twice till date.