|An good example of a late 18th century single compartment
The shapes of the single caddies are varied. They are square, oval, polygonal,
sometimes with elongated sides ending in a point. Oval caddies are sometimes
elliptical. Very rarely we see an urn shaped caddy. Tops are mostly flat
with sometimes a small loop handle or finial in the centre. Escutcheons are
inlaid ivory, bone or boxwood. Inside they have a free standing lid. Sometimes
the tops are of pyramid shape, continuing the proportions of the side panels.
This is mostly the case with ivory or tortoiseshell veneered caddies.