18th Century Shoes by American Duchess. Engage with the splendidly rich and varied fashions of the 18th century with our robust collection of shoes from the early 1700s through the 1790s. American Duchess offers beautiful fabric and durable leather 18th century shoes with latchet or tab closures, as well as easy-wearing mules. From our signature Louis heels to sumptuous period embroidery, we’ve got the perfect shoes for you.