Born in Versailles in 1787, he became known as ‘Gand Père’, although himself the son of the violinmaker Charles Michel Gand. Charles François worked with Nicolas Lupot from 1802 until 1806, with August Bernardel. He returned briefly to his father’s shop, opening his own business at 5 rue Croix des Petits-Champs.. Succeeding to the business on his father’s death in 1820 he also acquired the Jean Gabriel Koliker’s appointment to the Royal Court and also the Paris Conservatoire, and then also succeeded to Lupot’s shop in 1824, having married his daughter in 1819. His work is considered to rival that of Vuillaume in style and quality, but by no means in quantity. He died in 1845, leaving his business to his sons Charles Adolphe and Charles Eugène.
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