c.1825 Educational Cards Kings of France Cartes Historiques 24/24 Hand-Painted

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Very Rare 19th Century French Playing Cards

Abrege de l'Histoire de France

24/24 complete including original decorated box


Published by unknown

Paris, France, c. 1825


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Card Measurements: 10.6 cm X 6.8 cm



Deck Identifiers:

· Style: cartes historique

· Titles: French

· Cards: box cover shows Charles X with date of kingship 16 Septembre 1824

· Colours: hand-painted stencils

· Borders: blue framed single black-line 

· Reverses: blue and white diagonal pattern of dots & starbursts

· Paper: delicate thin paper cardstock

· Corners: square

Condition:  good condition; complete set of cards very little signs use, no major damages, minor amounts of surface scuffing, and occasional age darkening and stains, card #23 with minor damage of top corners, some staining on reverses; original box is worn & in poor to average condition (see photographs).