Vintage Small School Desk Style Child’s Chair, Industrial Chic
• Found At: Garage Sale in Michigan
• Purchased For: $5
• Value: Sold for $45 (September, 2011)
• Tip: Old, worn and rusty often make vintage items more desirable.
• A Little History Lesson: One of the most famous desks – the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office – has been used by many presidents. It is made from the timbers of the HMS Resolute, an abandoned British ship discovered by an American vessel and returned to the Queen of England as a token of friendship and goodwill. Queen Victoria commissioned the desk from William Evenden, Royal Naval Dockyard at Chatham, England, and presented it to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880. (Source: WhiteHouseMuseum.org)