The courts are full-length figures of English historical personages.
The French taste for elegant, well engraved costume playing cards started during the early 19th century. O. Gibert of Paris produced a series of such fashion packs, or packs depicting historical characters.
These cards are from neatly etched plates, and are carefully coloured. The court cards present full-length figures in character costumes.
Gibert was a master card-maker whose fashionable playing cards were of a very high standard.