|Photo by Jeff Hirsch/NYSD.com. A
collection 18th century gambling purses each with
its personal embroidered coat of arms. Kraemer Collection, Paris.|
"The Comte d'Artois and the queen played so high that they were obliged to admit to their society every damaged reputation in Europe to be able to make up a game."
- COUNTESS DE BOIGNE
Boigne, Louise-Eléonore-Charlotte-Adélaide d'Osmond, and Sylvia de Morsier-Kotthaus. 1956. Memoirs of the Comtesse de Boigne, Vol. 1, 1781-1815 London: Museum Press.