Q: I have an 1800s sewing rocker I would like to know more about. Is it valuable?
A: Your rocking chair is not a sewing rocker. A sewing rocker doesn't have arms, making it easier for someone to use when sewing or knitting. If the leather insert in the seat covers a hole, your rocking chair was probably originally a potty chair with a removable pot underneath. These were popular until around 1900, when flush toilets became common and many old potty chairs were altered to be used as regular chairs.