Deck made by Johann Jobst Forster, Nürnberg, first half of 18th century in the Paris pattern
Deck manufactured by Johann Matheus Backofen, Nürnberg c.1800. Copper engraved stencil coloured deck of 52 cards with original wrapper.
The Paris pattern was established as such around the middle of the seventeenth century (based, perhaps, on the cards of Hector of Troyes).
Some of the oldest cards still in existence come from France. Much of the early history of cards in France is to do with standard designs and their spread, coupled with a keen sense of economic advantage.
A version of the old Spanish National pattern which was manufactured by Parisian card makers in the 19th century for export to South America.