1852 - 1870
Napoleon III, second French Empire

Napoleon III used the fame of his famous uncle Napoleon Bonaparte to win a landslide election as president of the new French Second Republic. He founded the Second French Empire and was its only emperor until a massive defeat by Prussia and its allies caused his overthrow and exile. Napoleon III commissioned the grand reconstruction of Paris, carried out by his prefect of the Seine, Baron Haussmann.

Antique Louis-philippe mirror
Antique Louis Philippe silver mirror for sale