Sometimes you are amazed by the fresh appearance of antique cards. Although played with today's lockdown deck still has that quality, due to the thin but smooth and ultra white "porcelain card", that was used to print them on. And when I say porcelain cards, it's immediately clear that the maker was Daveluy from Bruges, Belgium. This is the first edition of a deck that was published as "Historical Figures" between around 1850 and 1885. The historical figures are named (in French) on the kings and queens only. The jacks are probably knights and noblemen. Embellished aces, of which the AH carries the name of the maker.