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Susan Dean, San Marcos CA   

Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80

Such a fun item for display, this is a mid-late 1800s French papier mache playing cards box, hand painted, that contains a partial deck of 30 antique playing cards (lots of face cards, white back, no maker mark). Just a set I found in Paris quite a few years ago, and set aside. We're trying to list through a whole lot of backlog items, fun things. This counts on both. The measurements are noted on the photos.

Very good condition, the papier mache playing card case is unbroken, no chips. The 30 cards within are from a heavy card stock and curve slightly (all together) rather than lying flat as you can see in one photo showing them resting inside the case. They're otherwise used but wonderfully appealing. There are a lot of face cards. They're litho-printed, very old. Backs are plain white, clay-finish, it seems. No maker mark notable. They might be far more valuable than the case.

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Antique French Papier Mache Playing Card Case, Box, with 30 Cards, c.1850-80

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    Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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