Folk Art carved figures go through the motions. Looks like they are working far harder than the men... Whether these carvings were articulated is unknown, but the chores they perform are typical subjects for automatons and whirligigs. If anyone knows where this object is today, I would love to see it.
"Our Homestead" Domestic Chores in a Folk Art Dollhouse Cyko Real Photo Post Card circa 1910 unmailed.