Pierre & Antoine II Gaudron

"Gaudron à Paris"
Given the date of the present clock, this signature refers to the partnership between Pierre and Antoine II Gaudron, the sons of the clockmaker Antoine Gaudron, who took over their father’s workshop after his death and continued to run it until approximately 1730. They developed the workshop while maintaining a close relationship with the artisans their father worked with, including André-Charles Boulle, formerly cabinetmaker to King Louis XIV. Like the Thurets, the Gaudrons must be considered among the most extraordinary clockmakers of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.