What piece of furniture did Queen Victoria give to the U.S. for the President to use?
A Resolute Desk is a large, nineteenth century partners' desk mostly chosen by presidents of the United States for use in the White House Oval Office as the Oval Office desk. It was a gift from Queen Victoria of Great Britain to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879. It was presented as a token of friendship and goodwill. American Presidents have conducted the country's business across the glorious Resolute Desk ever since.
After being on exhibit for ten years at the Smithsonian Institution, the Resolute Desk was once again put into use by President Jimmy Carter, and the treasured piece of history currently serves President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.