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Apparently it was built from the timbers of the Resolute(a former exploration ship).

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Is 1876 the code from the resolute desk?

Yes. The code is 1876. There are numbers on the bottem of the draws. On both Resolute Desks.

Where did the desk come from?

The President's Desk, aka the Resolute Desk, after the ship it's made from, is English Oak. It was a gift from the Queen of England to Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes.

How do you know if the resolute twins are for a fact not any part in the fiction of the national treasure book of secrets movie?

Queen Victoria did have a writing table constructed from the timbers of the HMS Resolute, which was kept for many years in Buckingham Palace, is in fact a twin of the desk in Washington.It may be a twin, but it is not an identical twin. The writing table is smaller, has a wood top and 4 legs. It is presently on loan from Buckingham Palace to the Royal Naval Museum.The Resolute Desk is a partners desk with two pedestals and a top with 6 drawers.In addition, there is another desk - a smaller ladies desk which is in the Boston Whaling Museum. It was made for the widow of the HMS Resolute's captain Grinell.Furthermore, there is at least one small writing case that was also made from the HMS Resolute timbers.Pictures may be seen on the website.

What was one of the puzzles Malcolm Gilvary made?

The resolute desk in the Oval office, as well as its twin in Buckingham Palace.

Where do the twin resolute desks reside?

Yes, Queen Victoria had two identical desks made from the timbers of HMS Resolute, one of which became the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office. There is however some controversy over the location of the twin desk.

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What is the presidents desk name?

its called the resolute desk.

How did Reagan modify the resolute desk?

Ronald Reagan modify the resolute desk by adding separate wings. This is a desk that is used in the White House.

Why didn't Lyndon Johnson use the resolute desk?

Because Lyndon Johnson was to big for the Resolute Desk, so he decided to use his own Desk, The Johnson Desk.

Who put in the secret lock in the resolute desk?

The Resolute Desk is the desk in the President's Oval Office. It does not have a secret lock, but in the movie 'National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets,' there is a secret compartment in the desk as part of the plot.

Does The Oval Office have The Resolute Desk?


Who built the Resolute desk?

William Evenden

Where is the desk which is considered to be the second resolute desk?

There are two Resolute desks, one of which is located in Buckingham Palace and the other of which is normally the desk in the Oval Office of the White House (though some presidents have used other desks). The desks are named after HMS Resolute, and are made from her timber.

Resolute desk secret chamber?

Yes... Indeed.

When was the resolute desk made?

This desk was given to President Hayes in 1880 by Queen Victoria. It was probably made that year or the year before, It was made from wood from the ship Resolute.

Is 1876 the code from the resolute desk?

Yes. The code is 1876. There are numbers on the bottem of the draws. On both Resolute Desks.

How did Ronald Reagan modify the Resolute Desk?

President Reagan told me he had its legs lengthened because he taller than the last president to use it.

Is there is resolute desk in the oval office?

Yes, there is a Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. It came from the timbers of the British ship HMS RESOLUTE, abandoned in the Arctic in the 1850's, salvaged, and returned to Britain by the US Congress. Queen Victoria sent the desk to President Hayes as a token of friendship and this started the Special Relationship between the USA and Britain. A good book that covers the story is "HMS Resolute" by Elizabeth Matthews.