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Friday, 21 September 2012

Victorian Card Games Box

Shown below is a fine example of the Victorian's love of games, displayed beautifully in this rosewood, mother of pearl and pewter inlaid box.  With the box being in such excellent condition, including four sets of original period playing cards, two of which are complete, nestled in silk lining, this item is not only a collectors and card enthusiasts rare treasure, it is also an excellent gift or decorative addition to your home.  

The cards, the reverse of one is shown below, were printed by De La Rue & Co, set up by Thomas De La Rue of Guernsey in 1832.  Thomas De La Rue later became recognised as the inventor of the modern English playing card, making this set one of high quality.

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