c.1850 Daveluy, Premiére Croisade, First Crusade, Piquet Deck

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c. 1850 “Première Croisade,” 32/32 cards, Piquet Deck

Printed & Published by Daveluy, 
Bruges, Belgium, c.1850


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Card measurements: 8.8 cm x 5.8 cm


DESCRIPTION: One of Daveluy's earliest packs, the "Première Croisade," is here presented as a piquet deck with 32 cards (of the original 52 cards?), consisting of a King, Queen, and Jack, as well as the Ace, 7, 8, 9 and 10 for each suit. The red border around the cards appears to be painted by the hand of a previous owner. 


Deck Identifiers:

· Style: First Crusade/Première Croisade Pattern

· Cards: Ace of Spades with "Cartes Déposees" 

  Kings: Baudoin de Constantinople, François Premier, Philippe le Bon, Godefroid de Bouillon.

  Queens: Marguerite d'Autriche,  Richilde, Marie de Bourgogne, L'infante Isabelle.

· Borders: thin single line and painted red border around edges

· Verso/backs: pink amoeba pattern 

· Corners: rounded

CONDITION: good condition, with some corners clipped, creased, and ripped; some chips, creases, and tears along edges; general wear, staining, and patina; Queen of Diamonds with large tape repair of rip. See photographs for further details