Roullet et Decamps Automaton Cat, c. 1910, with white fur-covered body, green glass eyes, papier-mache paws holding a pair of wire-frame lorgnettes and a pink painted-paper fan, the open-spring motor in the body causing the cat to turn her head and raise lorgnettes, with RD key, ht. 13 in. Estimate $400-600 restored in January 2017 by Ken Pearson of "Time Machines Past and Present" Wenham, MA. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.