Antoine Nicolas Delolme is recorded as horloger de la cour (Hofuhrmacher Herzogtum Braunschweig), early 19th Century.
Delolme had his workshop in Braunschweig, unfortunately little is known about him and his workshop. It is known that he had some apprentices working for him, but the size and volume of his workshop is unknown.
The title Hofuhrmacher and the strong neo-classical design of the clockcase -which was very fashionable around this time and which is clearly influenced by the designs of David Roentgen- indicate good craftmanship and importance as a clockmaker.
The design of the present clock displays the interpretation of the Louis XVI-style as introduced by David Roentgen. Its simplicity of design combined with excellent craftmanship and quality materials was followed from Germany, to Sweden, the Baltic and Russia. Roentgen executed a comparable clock case to the present example, see J.M. Greber Abraham und David Roentgen, Möbel für Europa, Starnberg, 1980, vol II, p. 298, plate 581. For two other comparable clock cases by Roentgen see A. Büttner ed., Edle Möbel für Höchste Kreise, Roentgens Meisterwerk für Europas Höfe, exhibition catalogue Roentgen Museum, Neuwied, 2007, p. 90 and p. 230.