The Piedmont pattern is a very close relative to the French 'Paris' pattern. The designs also have resemblances to the archaic French Dauphiné pattern which was used in Piedmont until superseded by the one shown on this page, as well as the Genoese Pattern. Early 19th century examples have full-length courts, but they became double ended within a decade or two. The courts are not named, however, and are divided horizontally (rather than diagonally). There are no indices.