c1820-30 French Playing Cards Paris Pattern Gatteaux 52/52 Old Rare Standing Courts

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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



Deck Identifiers:

· 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).