A Belgian oak longcase clock with automation, 18th century signedJoseph Hendrickx a Malines. The dial has a figure of Father Time in the arch that rocks with the pendulum. It also has an alarm, date aperture, and seconds bit. Fine eight-day movement striking the hours on a large bell and the half hours on a small bell.
Some of the finest Belgian clocks, such as this one, were produced in Malines (modern day Mechelen). Clocks from Malines are not frequently encountered.