A blast from the past.

From the coffee table, Melanie’s laptop alerted her to the arrival of an email. Opening Outlook, she squealed as she discovered who it was from.

It read….

Mademoiselle Melanie

Please pardon the intrusion.

This is Christian Bourbon.

When we met at the auction in Geneva in November, I had a recollection that the pendant you were wearing had been seen by me somewhere before. The image has been with me since that day.

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Going through some of Marie-Thérèse personal possessions in our families archives, I have come across several more letters that have been addressed to you. They date from just after she arrived here in Vienna in January 1796 upon her release from solitary confinement in the tower.

If you forward to me your address, I will dispatch them to you without delay.

My sincerest best regards.

Christian Bourbon.

Marie-Thérèse reaches out to her.

To be continued in Melanie’s Biography with love for her sister by her side.

Transported into history

1 - It was a night to remember forever!

2 - Moving within elite circles.

3 - Melanie was transported to ‘Un jour à Versailles’

4 - James will never believe this!

5 - James called back, but Melanie was away in France!

6 - “Happy anniversary my love - See you tonight”

7 - They woke in each other’s arms

8 - “Would you marry me 230 years ago James?”

9 - The French Court setting designs.

10 - Immersed in history

11 - Planning a trip for one day in May

12 - Auction Day to come somewhere in time May 7th 1819

13 - A breakfast fit for a King

14 - Hello Lord Wemsys - May 7th 1819

15 - Now we can return to see Marie.

16 - James and Melanie will marry in Versailles tomorrow.

17 - The wedding June 7th 1789.

18 - The letter was stained by Melanie’s tears.

19 - To visit Versailles once more

20- The flight to Geneva with Merie by her side

21 - The saving of Marie’s Jewels

22 - I fear to be the Last Queen of France. Write our story!

23 - Holding you forever my sister. Time still exists!

24 - A lock of hair

25 - Slavery – the absence of Choice to Choose.

26 - James will you still love me in another 200 years?

27 - Our bond will never break, even in a thousand years.

28 - A hole in the heart of history. A story of slavery.

29 - Our love will go on wherever you are.

30 - ‘The Slavery of Marie Antoinette’

31 - Loveless for so long.

32 - The Power of the pendant. "Nous avons aimé dans le temps."

33 - “Viva La Vida Melanie.” {“Live life Melanie.”}

34 - Time alone gives Marie love.

35 - Marie-Thérèse did live.
36 - Time heals. 

37 - Escape from Tuileries Palace.

38 - The endless dawns of time.


Ching Dynasty Collection

We are the custodians of some of the most exquisite examples of hand carved artistry from 200 years ago, here as just a few for you to look at: