A rare shaped mid to late 1700s coffee grinder or coffee mill. Each section screws off, the lid  and top section when unscrewed house the metal spindle, which the folding handle stored in the base attaches to. The next section houses the steel grinding mechanism. The base section will collect any of the ground coffee when in use,

These 18th century coffee grinders were expensive to make back in the 18th century not only was lignum vitae wood expensive but so was the steel grinding mechanism.

This coffee grinder measures 18 cm h x 9.5cm w at the base.

A Rare Shaped 18th Century Coffee Grinder

    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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