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80-yr-old Singapore Supreme Court table used for Trump-Kim summit

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

An 80-year-old teak wood table previously used by Singapore's Justices played a part in today's historic summit between US and North Korean leader

The two leaders and their delegations sat at the historic table during the delegation-level meeting at hotel in

Later, Trump and Kim signed a joint statement at the 4.3 m-long table, designed in 1939 by local craftsmen for the

The table is on loan to the for the summit, and is usually on display on the Justice's chamber on the third floor of the National Gallery, The reported.

The table has witnessed milestones in local history such as the appointment of Singapore's first Asian Justice in 1963.

The Chief Justice, the highest post in Singapore's judicial system, would use the table in the daily administration of the court from when the court opened in 1939, until it was vacated in 2005 for a new building behind it.

The table is made up of a single piece of teak wood imported from the region, which rests on two bases as support, with ventilation slits on the sides of the bases.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 13:40 IST