Half Mortise Box Locks are reproduced in a limited amount of sizes. Thus, exactly matching old locks is is not always possible. Our entire lock collection is displayed on this site.
Lift Lid Box Locks are an historic style used on antique and vintage chests and boxes. This lock mounts to chest interior. It is hidden from view when box lid is closed.
They are a half mortise type lock. To install lock is fitted into a cut out on box interior. Strike attaches underneath surface of lid. When lid is closed, strike will drop into lock and be secured with key. These are sturdy hard working locks. Made in England.
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 lock worked great and looks beautiful.
This Paxton vintage cabinetry lock is very well made and east to fit/install. I would recommend it to anyone doing antique restoration or repair work.
Received the locks I ordered and am very satisfied with them. I got all steel locks and some brass/steel. They look great-they operate great and the price is fair. Also NOT MADE IN CHINA
I have a ceder chest that needed a lock replacement for the broken steel and brass unit. It must have taken 20 minutes to get the old one out and new one in.A perfect fit. I like it.