Petit jeu de Madame Lenormand Geûens – Seaux
Lenormand cards are different than Tarotcards. While Tarot cards possess a variety of symbolism per card and the interpretation of the spread can be complex, Lenormand cards show just one symbol per card. Therefore, their interpretation is often said to be more confined. That may be so, but the clear representation of the symbols shown makes the afore said interpretation readily accessible and leaves no doubt what they mean. Over the years many have been published, mainly Belgium, France and Germany.
Card number 27 shows a hint to their origin: ‘Déposé en France et en Belgique, Geûens-Seaux, Bruges’. The cards were produced between 1840 to 1895 by Daveluy, a famous Belgian printer from Bruges. Their successor Geûens-Seaux continued producing the cards between 1895 and 1901. In 1901, the Geûens Seaux company changed its name to Geûens-Willaert.
The cards described here belong to a rare late 19th century edition of Geûens – Seaux, a lovely designed version of the Lenormand fortune telling cards. The text on the cards is in the French language. It is a complete deck of 36 double-ended playing-cards. Chromolithograph. The cards are a little bend, furthermore they are in good condition. Contrary to many decks from those days, the cards cut rectangular and don’t have rounded corners.
A rare specimen of Lenormand fortune telling cards.
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