Abraham Accord: White House signing table and its colourful history

US President Donald Trump, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu came together for the signing in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(L), US President Donald Trump, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan(R)smile as they participate in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, at the White House in Washington, DC, September 15, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates arrived September 15, 2020 at the White House to sign historic accords normalizing ties between the Jewish and Arab states. / AFP / SAUL LOEB
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The Abraham Accord signing took place under sunny skies in front of the green lawns of the White House grounds.

But as US President Donald Trump, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu took their seats for the historic signing ceremony, they weren't just sitting at your typical piece of garden furniture.

That's because the table used for the occasion was the Lee Dining Room Table from Blair House - around which President Truman once held weekly luncheon meetings with his cabinet.

Furthermore, the table has helped to chart the progress of American diplomacy - fundamentals embodied in the Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine were discussed around it, according to the White House.

The table typically resides in the Lee Dining Room of Blair House, the President’s Guest House, when it's not being moved outside for such important occasions at the Abraham Accord signing.

Visits to Blair House are exclusively reserved for meetings presided over by the guest chief of state or head of government.

It has also served new and former First Families when they stay at Blair House for inaugurations and state funerals.

The chairs for the signing are from the current Cabinet Room in the White House.

Historic moment when Abraham Accord was signed at White House

Historic moment when Abraham Accord was signed at White House