Baleen Ditty Box

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Baleen ditty box, round, with wood lid and base. Sides of lid are decorated with buildings, rosettes, a five-point star, hearts, and floral designs. Box decorated with a large mansion, a commercial building with shop sign(?), a church, a full-rigged ship, a brigantine and hermaphordite brig. Box has elaborate seam design with heart shaped cutouts. Fastened with copper, brass, and iron nails.