I have seen others with horses but you rarely find the old race cars. This game is 15 x 15 x 6 and the box is in excellent condition with just a couple paper flakes on the side. The silver plate in front has a fabulous scroll design along with the Jeu De Course and of course the name of the company engraved in it.
Its also part of the wind up mechanism. As you can see there is a lever in front on that silver plate that when you push to the right winds up the cars and it works perfectly. When you take off the top of the box you find the wonderful race cars with tracks.
There are 2 track, one in the outside and one on the inside and each track has 4 race cars. They are all numbered so you bet on whichever is your favorite car is and in the middle of the game is a cup to hold all your coins or winnings. Each car has incredible detail from the driver to the body of the cars down to the wheels and all are different colors.Around the tracks has a green felt or green turf to simulate a wonderful lawn. There are 4 metal arches to count down how many times your driver goes around I guess and are in excellent condition and quite sturdy. They are attached to the bottom and the workmanship an designs of the arches are beautiful. On the side of the tracks, on the outer edge, is a metal mount that holds the original flag.
The flag is wonderful and still brightly colored so it can blow in the wind as the cars race by. This is an outstanding rare table top race car wind up or gambling game so if you collect French winds up or gambling memorabilia then the rare car game is the one for you and would make an marvelous addition to any again. Check out my other auctions for more wood jointed, composition character and antique bisque dolls. The item "FABULOUS Rare 1920 Antique Jeu De Course French Racing Car Game Wind Up NR" is in sale since Sunday, August 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys".jps" and is located in San Rafael, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.