This is a very full and detailed shell box. Placement of shells make a nice pattern. Box has a key and locks. Note reads that the box was made for Mrs. Emily Eastman Seavey by Captain Penniman in 1867.
Birth: 16 Aug 1831 in Eastham, Massachusetts
Death: 16 Oct 1913 in Eastham, Massachusett
Captain Penniman was in the whaling industry, or "whale fishery," as it was known then, that satisfied Captain Penniman's adventurous spirit and offered him an opportunity to earn enough money to support a family and to construct an impressive home in Eastham.
11" by 9" by 7"