Birth : 1713 in Reims (Marne) Death : 1767 in Paris (Ile de France)


The son of a violin maker Jean-Baptiste Dehaye, known as SALOMON, born in a family involved in music, his brother having established himself a musician in Paris.
SALOMON probably learnt his craft with his father and worked with him for a while before leaving to Paris.
He married a first time in 1735 with Catherine de Rodé. After her death
in 1748, SALOMON married the same year Barbe-Marguerite, the widow of Jean OUVRARD, a Parisian violin maker.
In 1752 Barbe-Marguerite died and in 1765 SALOMON married Marie COUSINEAU, the Niece of Jean OUVRARD.

SALOMON one of the most famous violin maker and dealer of his period known as "Ecole Vieux Paris (Old Paris School), has left a large production of violins, cellos and viols along with others instruments such as harps and barytons. His cellos were particularly appreciated by the musicians of his time.

After his labels he was established in Paris "Rue de l' Arbre Sec" circa 1740. He then moved his workshop "Place de l'Ecole" circa 1748, under the sign of "Sainte Cécile".

Honors & awards
1760 to 1761 : Dean of the violin maker's guild.

Collaborators & successors
At his death in 1767, his young widow continued running the business until 1790, with the collaboration of Jean Theodore Namy  ( see R. Vannes). She eventually moved her workshop to quai de la Megisserie.

- Documents Inédits sur les Luthiers Parisiens du XVIII° siècle. Sylvette MILLIOT
- Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers. René VANNES.
- La Lutherie Parisienne. Tome II. Sylvette MILLIOT
- Instrumentistes et Luthiers Parisiens XVII° - XIX° siècle Ouvrage dirigé par Florence GÉTREAU
(More specfic publication references are available in our Bibliography section.)

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