It was like a museum piece, or a bit of artillery on the field at a civil war reenactment.
Fig. 48 is a Museum piece of the same period, the marquetry work on which is very fine—the top being most elaborately inlaid.
It's what your friend Ruthven Smith would call a 'museum piece,' if you showed it to him.
It was a museum piece, but the blue-black hull was as smooth and unblemished ...