19th century Jeu des Rois de France, B.P. Grimaud

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c.1900 “Jeu des Rois de France,” B.P. Grimaud

49/52 Cards

Published by B.P. Grimaud, Paris, France.

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Deck: Jeu des Rois de France


Description:  This beautiful deck was first published by B.P. Grimaud in c.1856 and reprinted in c.1891. These costume playing cards are exquisitely engraved and hand-painted. Deck with gold-gilt corners. 


Deck Identifiers:

· Borders: thin black line

· Courts: standing costumed figures

· Reverses: solid white blank reverses, gold-gilt corners

· Paper: cardstock

· Indices/Titles: No indices, Queen & Kings with names in French 

· Tax Stamp: no tax stamp

· Manufacturer: B.P. Grimaud on Jack of Clubs

· Box: with Louis XIV (King of Hearts) on the front, and red & black plaid patterned paste paper. 


Good condition, incomplete 49/52 (lacking two of Hearts; two of Diamonds and seven of Clubs); heart & diamond indices on Courts are faded;box missing bottom flap and the top flap of the upper portion, cards slightly bowed with warped curve. (see photographs)

Card Dimensions:  8.5 cm X 5.5 cm