Salomon Chesnon's father (also named Salomon) was born in Blois in 1572 and died in 1639. In 1618, Marie de Medici bought a chiming table clock from Salmon Chesnon the elder for 800 livres. Salomon the younger (1607-1683) was also born in Blois and was apprenticed in 1625, he took over his father's business upon the latter's death in 1639 (see Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, vol.1, 1971, p.127).
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