Etienne-Augustin Le Roy
“Charles Le Roy à Paris”
Etienne-Augustin Le Roy, the son of clockmaker Charles Le Roy, became a master horologist en 1758. The Le Roy workshop, in the rue St Denis, worked for the Royal Courts of France, Sweden and Saxony. Etienne-Augustin Le Roy became Horloger du Roi (Clockmaker to the King). After his father’s retirement in 1770, he continued to use the signature “Charles Le Roy à Paris”. Several clocks bearing this signature, almost certainly made by Etienne-Augustin, were in the French Royal collections before the Revolution.