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Mid-19th Century French Boxed Parlor Game"Loto des Marguerites"

Lot Number: 
264
14" (36 cm.) x 10" box. A lidded box with decorative paper borders has a large engraving on the lid depicting a scene with four children and their mother around a table,playing this actual game. Inside are 18 loto (bingo) cards,each with a centering engraving of a scene related to the beloved French flower,the marguerite,for example,a flower seller,a woman putting a coronet of flowers on a seated man's head,and more. Included are playing chips and wooden number chips,in original sacks. Excellent condition. The engraving is signed B. Coudert,published by Narcon,Paris,mid-19th century.
Realized Price: 
$200
Presale Estimate: 
400/600