This game is an absolutely gem of a find. It is very old and as such had been constructed by hand. 
the lotto cards have been covered with duck egg blue paper, the lotto card has been stuck on top and the picture on top of that again. The box has been decorated in the same fashion and embossed in gold with Marque Déposé and the manufacturer's monograms.

lt contains twelve cards, each featuring a classic writer, a set of hand stamped wooden counters and a red linen bag to put them in. 
The box is timeworn but sound and the game has been played but remains in remarkably good condition for its age.

The box measures 26cm 10.5" by 21cm 8.25" and the lotto cards 19cm or 7.5" by 12 cm 4.75"

French lotto game from 1800s from Paris with Literary Greats