The auction will take place on 24th of March, 2007 in Park Plaza, Boston.
Pictured here is another interesting automaton that will be in the sale (left). It's a wall-mounted picture-style automaton, from the 1800s.
The automaton depicts a colorful scene in a blacksmith's shop with men working at the forge, a tail-wagging dog, and a farrier shoeing a horse.
The entire thing is driven by a music box and clever assemblage of pulleys in the back (see second photo at left).
Additional details about the auction will be online at www.skinnerinc.com.
Check back here in the coming weeks for more information.