A very fine antique French satinwood "Ecarte" playing card box, circa 1870 in date.
The slightly domed hinged cover decorated with cut-steel pinwork and inscribed Ecarte and opening to reveal provision for cards and counters.
Ecarte is a card game for two players, originating in 19th-century France, in which thirty-two cards are used and certain cards may be discarded in exchange for others.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent original condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 2.5 x Width 17 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 7 inches x Depth 4 inches
Our reference: A1664
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