Full Mortise Locks are a vintage style. They are on furniture as early as 1800. These locks impart a hidden appearance. They fit into a wood pocket. Once in place, only the selvedge and bolt show when opening drawer or door.
Woodworkers and cabinet makers, as well as antique restorers, like these locks. As the minimalist look allows the wood to take center stage. Although many sizes were once available only a few are in production today. Roll top desk locks are also a full mortise type. They are a popular design which has been widely used.