Today and tomorrow, all 18th century items in the American-Duchess.com shop are on sale for 25% off. That includes Pompadours, Kensingtons, and Pemberlies, as well as Fleur and Dauphine shoe buckles.
"Joy was in all hearts, the enthusiasm was indescribable. The oldest inhabitants of the city do not ever recall having seen a similar fête, so brilliant and complete." - Anonymous
"How much the greatest event it is that ever happend in the world! and how much the best!" - Charles James Fox (1749-1806) on the fall of the Bastille, 1789
Photography: Chris Stowell