Cavendish 18th Century Shoe Buckles (Rainbow)


13 reviews

Let's have a little fun! Add a little lighthearted pizzazz to your 18th century outfit with Cavendish 18th Century Shoe Buckles in *rainbow* ! These rainbow-plated metallic buckles are extremely limited and very special.

While the design and function of Cavendish Rainbow Buckles is accurate, the rainbow plating is - of course - not historically based.

Named in honor of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Cavendish buckles are also available in antique silver and antique gold.

  • Cavendish 18th Century Shoe Buckles are solid cast, nickel-plated white brass that won't bend or break
  • Elegant original design in a fun, modern plating.
  • Chape and Tongue are functional - see our guide to fitting shoe buckles here.
  • Domed design curves with the top of your shoes
  • Cavendish 18th Century Shoe Buckles measure approximately 2.4" x 1.8" exterior dimension, and fit a 1"-1 1/4" width latchet (depending on the stiffness of the latchet material)
  • Cavendish 18th Century Shoe Buckles are interchangeable with other Cavendish styles. 
  • Made and sold exclusively by American Duchess.

*Shoe buckles are sold in pairs, above price is for one pair.

Need help fitting 18th century buckles?

Check out our nifty guide on How to Fit Shoe Buckles, or watch the video below:


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
No instructions

There are no instructions on how to adjust straps.

Hi Karen,

The instructions on how to fit the buckles to the straps are linked in the product description above, along with a video, The instructions are also automatically emailed to every purchaser of any pair of latchet shoes. If that email ended up in your spam, no worries! The instructions are here:

A re-review - much better!

AD replaced my older buckles with the missing/loose stones with a new set from a newer run made in a different factory. They arrived in great condition! Thank you so much!

Pretty, but the stones fall out way too easily...

They arrived with a stone already missing. It wasn't even loose in the bag, just missing. When i took them out to install them on my shoes, another stone fell off before I could even begin. For the price, this is super-disappointing.

Hi Kali, that certainly shouldn't have happened and we're happy to make it right!

In the rare instance that something you ordered is damaged in shipping, please always reach out to us at with your order number so that we can resolve it for you. We can't make it right if you don't tell us something is wrong!

In this case, we don't see this item in your order history, so please email us your order info so we can assist you with this.

Beautiful Dress Buckles

Lovely buckles to complete a collection of 18th century latchet shoes.
I had difficulty with setting my first pair, but it gets easier each time. I use a bone awl, as I find it sturdier than the modern sewing awls from places like JoAnns. The detailed instructions and video are most helpful.


Beautiful! The detail is remarkable. Very authentic!