Rocking horses have been around for ages. In the Victoria era, though, the classic rocking horse design was really perfected. Because earlier models of the horse had a tendency to tip over, woodworkers extended the curved bow rockers, and most importantly made the horse hollow. This change lowered the center of gravity and created a new feature . . . a hidden compartment.
Rocking Horse, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board