An unusual Regency antique treen nutmeg grater in the shape of a double lidded bowl with a side handle which has been replaced.. The lid has a printed label of a scene from Brighton see front with clouds in the sky. The lid unscrews to reveal the grater and the base unscrews for the storage of nutmegs. It is decorated to the sides with red and black painted lines and would have been made as a table nutmeg grater.

It was most probably made by  the Wise's Tunbridge Ware Manufactory, in Tonbridge, Kent, England.


Antique Tunbridge Ware 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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