Half Mortise Box Locks are reproduced in a limited amount of sizes. Thus, exactly matching old locks is not always possible. Our entire lock collection is displayed on this site.
Economical Box Locks, with half mortise design, are used on chests and boxes with lift lids. Lock is mortised into interior of box front and strike attaches underneath lid. When closed, strike drops down into lock.
This is a very reasonably priced lock, as such locking mechanism is average, not as smooth as European made locks, yet is serviceable. Made in Asia
Keyhole location measurement is critical.Replacement lock-keyhole-location must match location of keyhole in furniture.
To measure: easiest to measure old lock, if you have it:
For help measuring and selecting antique furniture locks, we recommend reading: What you need to know about selecting and replacing half mortise locks.
The box lock finished my box very well, giving it a professional look. I am very pleased with it. I learned I needed to be careful with the key. One lock was too tight and I happen to break the key.