London, February 26 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was said to have shelled out on a "priceless" bed once owned by his idol Napoleon.
The 73-year-old, dubbed with title of a notorious womaniser, was said to have installed the four-poster bed, complete with canopy and bronze eagle heads, at his new house near Milan.
But the billionaire media tycoon, who previously said his country only wants migrants if they were "pretty girls", demanded it to be widened to accommodate a king-size mattress.
"Silvio is a very dear friend. I have known him for 25 years and met him when he came into my shop looking for a desk for his villa," The Sun quoted antiques dealer Annamaria Quattrini as saying.
"For its symbolic value, I would say the most important piece I have ever sold him was a bed that belonged to Napoleon, naturally in the style of an emperor.
"It had a large canopy, bronze fittings and eagles on the four corners - it's beautiful and I hope he has sweet dreams on it. But it caused us our first argument because he wanted it widened," Quattrini added. (ANI)