Whist Markers

The collection of Laurent Gimet

October 26, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Card players kept up the score by drawing lines on the table with a piece of chalk. But from the 18th century, special furniture and game supplies were made. The spoiled players could take a seat at a gaming table, use point counters and trump markers and bet with coins. With the rise of whist, adapted tools were also devised for this card game: the whist markers.

The French collector Laurent Gimet has a unique collection. From ordinary to extraordinary copies, from paper or precious materials. A selection can be seen once as a result of the World Championship Whist in Turnhout.