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Cradle of the King of Rome
This cradle was made in 1811 for Napoleon and his wife, Empress Marie-Louise, to celebrate the birth of their son Napoleon II. It was given to the couple as a gift by the city of Paris. It is silver gilt and is decorated with gold, mother of pearl, velvet and silk. Angels hold the canopy over the head and a bird sits at the foot of the cradle. Bees decorate the sides, as they are the symbol of the Bonaparte’s. The cradle was very grand and a more practical one was commissioned for everyday use. 

Cradle of the King of Rome

This cradle was made in 1811 for Napoleon and his wife, Empress Marie-Louise, to celebrate the birth of their son Napoleon II. It was given to the couple as a gift by the city of Paris. It is silver gilt and is decorated with gold, mother of pearl, velvet and silk. Angels hold the canopy over the head and a bird sits at the foot of the cradle. Bees decorate the sides, as they are the symbol of the Bonaparte’s. The cradle was very grand and a more practical one was commissioned for everyday use. 

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