Loveless for so long.
It was hard to imagine how those first 7 years of marriage as a 14-year-old girl in 1770 were for Marie Antoinette in what was a politically arranged marriage. Melanie reflected on how she had fallen so helplessly for James and how it had been for them.
The story had always been the same; love forever.
A love from first sight in 2009 to one sworn in love at the Palace of Versailles in 1789
James held her all night as if it were the very first time.
“Be brave my love. Marie needs you to tell her story.” James whispered as their eyes closed.
“Tell her story with the love you have for her.”
To be continued in Melanie’s Biography with love for her sister by her side.
Transported into history
10 - Immersed in history
24 - A lock of hair
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: