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English, circa 1730
Width: 18” 46 cm
Depth: 9 ¾ “ 25 cm
Height: 89” 226 cm
Claude Duchesne almost certainly came to London from Paris in around 1690 after the Revocation of the edict of Nantes by Louis XIV in 1685, and was almost certainly part of the wave of Huguenot emigrants.
He was free of the clockmakers’ company from 1693to 1730 and was known as a well-respected maker who made a number of complicated astronomical and musical clocks. In particular he is renowned for making a pair of 12 ft. tall long case clocks showing the days of the month, the months, and the cycles of the moon, as well as playing different tunes before striking the hour. These now stand in the Green Vaulted Chambers of the Treasury at Dresden.
Claude DuChesne lived in Long Acre, in the Parish of St Anne’s in Soho, it is thought he lived until the mid 1730’s