Plans for US Presidents Desk

Design proposal for a secretaire from the timbers of 'Resolute' (1850)


970 x 583 mm

Plan showing the plan, elevation and section of the proposal for a secretaire for the President of the USA, to be made from the timbers of HMS Resolute (1850), an exploration ship after it was broken up.

Signed by W J Curry.

The ship had been abandoned in the Canadian archipelago, only to be recovered by a US whaler after they found it had broken free and was drifting.  The US Government refitted the ship and sent it back to England as a goodwill gesture.

Object number: ZAZ7851

Date: 1879

Original dimensions: 578 mm x 970 mm

  • Full-colour art print
  • Reproduced at the same size and scale of the original plan with no border.
  • Image reference: J3713

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