Trump to gift Macron framed upholstery: report

Trump to gift Macron framed upholstery: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' Sarah Sanders: Melania has 'more class than the women who bully her' First lady says 'I really don't care' jacket was meant to troll press MORE will gift French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron with a section of framed upholstery from a chair in the White House's Blue Room, according to CNN.

The Trumps will give the upholstery to the Macrons during their state visit this week, which is the first of the Trump presidency. 


The chair, which is adorned with a golden eagle, has a historic backstory in the White House. 

It was part of a furniture suite that was commissioned by former President James Monroe, who served as a diplomat in France, and created by Pierre-Antoine Bellangé, according to CNN. 

Bellangé, who was known for designing French royal palaces, created 53 pieces for the Blue Room. 

Former President James Buchanan got rid of the set, but former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy uncovered the pieces during the Kennedy administration and recreated the fabric seen on the missing items with a French designer. 

Macron will also give President Trump a gift during the visit. He revealed on Sunday that he will give Trump an oak sapling that grew at the site of a key World War I battle. 

The gift appears to represent Trump's interest in military affairs. 

Macron hosted Trump during a Bastille Day parade in Paris last year, which reportedly encouraged Trump to call for a military parade in the U.S.