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The Resolute Desk of the oval office , see the The Resolute Desk Blueprints here:

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President Barack Obama talks with Andrew Kline, outgoing Chief of Staff, Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, in the Oval Office, July 12, 2011. Kline’s daughter, Logan, sits atop the Resolute Desk. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Resolute Desk The resolute desk was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Hayes in 1879, and was made from the timbers of the British arctic exploration ship, HMS RESOLUTE. Many presidents since Hayes have used the desk at various locations in the White House, but it was Jacqueline Kennedy who first brought the desk into the Oval Office in 1961 for President Kennedy. Since then, a number of modern presidents have used the desk, including President Obama. A sister desk, also made from…

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PHOTO: President George W. Bush's Official Portrait Unveiled

President George W. Bush is portrayed standing in the center of the Oval Office in the West Wing. His right hand rests on an armchair made for the White House in 1818 by District of Columbia cabinetmaker William King, Jr. A corner of the “Resolute desk,” presented to the White House by Queen Victoria in 1880, can be seen behind the chair. The portrait of President Bush was painted by John Howard Sanden.

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