Half Mortise Jewelry 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.
Jewelry Box Locks are a dependable 2 lever design. Small size is ideal for jewelry boxes, silver chests and game cases. These hard working brass locks are made in England. Key has decorative shape.
Jewelry box locks are a half mortise type. Use on boxes with lift lids. Lock mounts into cut out indentation inside box. Strike attaches underneath surface of lid. Once installed, lock is only visible from box interiors. Strike drops down into lock when lid is closed.
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.
Years ago, I built several of of the jewelry cases featured in Woodsmith No. 46 (August 1986). It was a most satisfying project, so recently I decided I needed to build another. However, the original supplier referenced in the plans, no longer carried the locking hardware. But then searching the web, I found Paxton Hardware had a very similar product which filled the bill. Perfect size, great quality and competitive price, so the project is nearing completion. Thanks for a great product!