S/5164 Antique Treen 18th Century Chestnut Spice or Coffee Grinder
A rare model of an early chestnut spice or coffee grinder, having a fixed iron handle to fit on the iron spindle, which protrudes from the removable fitted top. The circular body, of a single piece of well grained chestnut, houses the metal grinder above a square section with rounded and chamfered corners. To the front there is a removable one piece chestnut hewn drawer with a large protruding knob handle. This is held in position with a wood screw thumb piece to the side, with the whole terminating on a cirular base. It has an excellent rich colour and patination.
Ex Deeley Collection and illustrated in A History of Cooking Through the Ages by Robert Deeley and Philip Drury on page 144 and 145.
4 in. (10 cm.) Wide
4¾ in. (12 cm.) Deep
9½ in. (24 cm.) High
French Circa 1760