Seated ladies more commonly hold dogs, like the figure to the left. This is mine, and I am a dog lover...so I passed on Aurea's cat lady.
The two figures below are both on Aurea's site. I have a little reading boy rather like the boy on the left, and I love it. The figure on the right is attributed to Ralph Wood. An eighteenth century figure with no repairs or restorations for £155 (under $250). How ridiculously cheap is that?