According to American historians, Vice President John Adams used a gavel to call the very first Senate to order in1789. Thus began the custom to strike the gavel against a desk to open and to close meetings, and we now have the phrase “gavel-to-gavel” to describe the entirety of a meeting or session. The officer who opens and closes meetings for your church council, service organization, or veterans association deserves respect. Show your esteem by awarding that person our Gold Gavel Walnut Plaque (item # PG1686). An antique gold colored gavel is mounted to an American walnut board measuring 9” x 12”. Below the gavel, a black brass engraving plate provides plenty of room to praise the CEO of your group. Our design department will engrave up to six lines of text on the plate, and engraving is included in the price of this pristine plaque. Create a new custom for your group. Give the person who wields the gavel in your local chapter a gift of gratitude: our Gold Gavel Walnut Plaque!