Second Empire

adjective

Definition of Second Empire

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a style (as of furniture) developed in France under Napoleon III and marked by heavy ornate modification of Empire styles

First Known Use of Second Empire

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Second Empire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Second%20Empire. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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