Atelier Leblond et Sevestre
Signed "Orléans, chez Leblond et Sevestre n°187", this design dated from 1751-1771 represents ribbons, blossoms and berries spirals on a dotted background. Originally, black patterns were printed with engraved wooden-boards and colors applied with a stencil.
To give life and modernity to this beautiful domino paper from the mid-18th century, our workshops carried out a long digital restoration.
Patterns are printed on light ivory 300g vellum paper (stiff), format A3. The boards are sold in sets of 3, they cannot be purchased individually.
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From a dynasty of cards merchants from Paris, Jean Leblond is a bookseller and domino manufacturer, at rue du Tabour in Orléans. In 1751, he joined forces with his son-in-law Jean-Baptiste Sevestre: they signed their dominos "Chez Leblond et Sevestre". In 1771, wishing to retire from business, Jean Leblond sold his company to Jean-Baptiste Sevestre who now signs his productions "Sevestre-Leblond". In the 1780s, Sevestre sold holdings to domino manufacturer Pierre-Fiacre Perdoux.
The original domino paper was printed in black and then re-enhanced with 4 stencil colors: blue, red, yellow and green (minor), the most common colors for traditional domino papers. The colorimetric and graphic aspect of this design reminds of the playing cards aspect, which can also be explained by the fact that domino manufacturers were often also cards manufacturer.
This domino paper is signed "A Orléans chez Leblond et Sevestre n ° 187", which allows to affirm that it was produced between 1751, the year of the association of Jean Leblond with his son-in-law Jean-Baptiste Sevestre, and 1771 , the year in which Jean Leblond sold his business to his son-in-law, a few months before his death.