c.1820-30 Early 19th Century Paris Pattern French Playing Cards 52/52 cards
Published by Nicolas Marie Gatteaux, Paris, France, c.1820-30
Card Measurements: 5.4 cm X 8.3 cm
· Style: Paris Pattern
· Titles: French
· Cards: "GATTEAUX" in very small print & "ADMINIST. DES CONTRIB. INDIR. 1816" on the Jack of Clubs shield; oak wreath on Ace of Clubs; names on all of the court cards.
· Colours: red, gold, blue, light blue, and black
· Borders: single black-line
· Reverses: yellow
· Paper: paste-board cardstock, painted stencil
· Corners: square
Condition: very good condition; cards are well-preserved, with no major damages, however with signs of soiling and stains on some versos from use, as well as minor stains and patina on recto of some cards; 8 of Diamonds with a puncture hole (see photographs for further details).