A late 1700s coquilla nutmeg grater in the shape of a barrel. This pocket size nutmeg grater which has been well turned, unscrews in the middle to reveal the grater. The grater un screws for storage of the precious nutmeg inside.

These pocket nutmeg graters made from coquilla nut were particularly popular around the late 1700s into the early 1800s. They would be carried around in a pocket and were used to freshly grate nutmeg into mulled wine or on to hot toasted crumpets - both sound appealing...

It measures 6.2cm h x approx 4cm w in the middle.

A Georgian Coquilla Nutmeg Grater

    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.


    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532


    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.


    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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