An early 19th century coquille nutmeg grater. Top unscrews to reveal the grater. The grater unscrews for storage of nutmegs. Basket weave decoration to the main body. These pocket nutmeg graters were carried around in pockets during the early 19th century and were used for grating nutmeg on to mulled wine or hot buttered muffins - a real status symbol and a nice piece of antique treen.
Antique Treen Nutmeg Grater