A very nice antique treen nutmeg grater in the form of an egg turned from laburnum wood. It measures approx 5cm in height. Unscrews in the middle to reveal a grater which  can be removed to store a nutmeg in.There is a small crack in the internal wooden rim but still works fine.
Nutmeg graters were real status symbols in the 19th century, and they could be carried around in your pocket, used to grate nutmeg into mulled wine or hot buttered muffins.

An Egg Shaped Antique Nutmeg Grater

SKU: eggnutmeg
    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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