An identical Cigar Store figure is illustrated in C.P. Hornung, Treasury of American Design, vol. I (New York, 1972), p.55, fig. 121. Two wood painted Page Boy and Page Girl lamp and cigar lighters by Wm. Demuth are illustrated and discussed in Fried, Artists in Wood (New York, 1970), p.36, fig.21 and may be related to the figure illustrated here.
Microanalysis shows the wood of this figure to be maple.