space Antique Arts Home  |  Store Home  |  My Cart  |  My Orders  |  Wish List  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us   



By Category
Click to view Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA

Store Home
Browse All Items
Our Products
Click view sub-categories Memorabilia
Click to view Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA
Order Policies
About Us
Contact Us!
Our Mailing List

earlier 1800s through Civil War era COFFIN NUTMEG GRATER



Now fully operational from the beautiful Pacific North West, we encourage all to keep a close eye as we unpack posted offerings and continue what will be an ongoing effort of unpacking the collection while taking stock with an eye toward thinning out our accumulation of treasures. After years of seeking out and acquiring all manner of quality antique Americana from simple but seldom surviving items of special interest to historically important treasures, Janet and I look forward to offering the fruits of our years of seeking out such to new and appreciative homes.

Visitors will also enjoy our museum site at

earlier 1800s through Civil War era COFFIN NUTMEG GRATER (Image1)
Click to zoom
      Ask a Question   Send to a Friend

Your Price: $ 45.00
Item Number: 60143

Make an offer
We also accept Checks and Money Orders.

The configuration of this little tin nutmeg grater with its storage compartment for the nut, has given the grater a distinctive shape resulting classification of the type by collectors as a coffin style grater. This example is handmade of tinned sheet iron. This attractive period example sports a small wire loop for hanging and remains in pleasing original condition with some remains of the old japanning finish with a partially used nut in the storage compartment. A popular condiment from the colonial era through the Civil War period, grated nutmeg was commonly used on meat to offset any offensive taste due to age. A nut was thus frequently considered a desirable carry-along when traveling. So desirable in fact that in the earlier times unscrupulous types were known to carve fake nutmegs for sale or trade with the unwary. Too long a story I suppose but such trivia is part of what we have loved about our antiquing all these years. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

You might also like:
earlier through Civil War era IRON SPURS

earlier through Civil...
$ 135.00
earlier through the Civil War era :  DYSENTERY CURE

earlier through the...
$ 55.00
earlier 1800s through Civil War era  make-do WHALE OIL LANTERN

earlier 1800s through...
$ 75.00
earlier 1800s through Civil War era PLANTATION  KNIFE

earlier 1800s through...
$ 250.00
complete alphabet !  earlier 1800s through Civil War era -  WOOD BROADSIDE TYPE

complete alphabet ! ...
$ 165.00
earlier 1800s through Civil War era TRAVELING INK

earlier 1800s through...
$ 65.00
earlier 1800s to Civil War - INSIGNIA SAMPLE CASE

earlier 1800s to Civil...
$ 650.00
earlier to Civil War era - Fire Starter

earlier to Civil War era...
$ 145.00
Civil War era and earlier LEATHER WALLET

Civil War era and...
$ 95.00
earlier through mid-1800s sliding temple  NICKEL SILVER SPECTACLES in Pat 1860 CASE

earlier through...
$ 135.00
We also accept Checks and Money Orders.

Store Home  ·  About Us  ·  Contact  ·  FAQ / Policies  ·  Privacy  ·  Security  ·  Antique Arts home

· Links ·  Tell a Friend About this Site!  · Join our Mailing List ·

17623 Loop Lane SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Contact Us!
Updated: Sunday, November 27 2022
1995-2022 All rights reserved.