National Geographic : 1956 Jun
() National Geographic Society 848 Carved and Painted Cherubim Decorate a Sumptuous Bed at Miramare Legend falsely attributes the bed to Louis XV's mistress, Madame du Barry. Actually, it may once have belonged to the Duc de Berry. Maximilian acquired it about 1860. Eagle-and-serpent motif denotes his brief rule in Mexico.