S/3379 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Coffee Grinder
A good early 19th century bullet or barrel shaped lignum vitae coffee grinder or mill in both heart and sap wood, having a top section with a small acorn finial that reveals the spindle for the folding handle, which is housed in the lower section for travelling purposes. The grinding steel mill, which is in working order, is within the third section and the whole is seated on a short stem and rounded foot, with one small patinated chip to the bottom section. It has a lovely grain, colour and excellent patination.
9½ in. (24 cm.) High
3½ in. (9 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1825