This 1920s Chinese wooden automation is set to head to auction October 28th at Skinner in Bolton, MA. The figures are five-feet tall and, as the video above demonstrates, perform a nifty cabinet disappearance and reappearance by the mystical hand of robot sporting a wicked Rollie Fingers mustache before Rollie Fingers was born. That is old school.

Thanks to Derek Merdinyan for the tip and credit to Boing Boing for the post.