Iron furniture lock hasp tool
Furniture lock hasp
  • Object number – 00358-JR
  • Material – Iron
  • Place of Origin – Likely England
  • Date – Early 17th century
  • Context – Pit 1
  • Location – Collections
  • Category – Households

This iron strap has a hinged lock hasp and would have been mounted over the top and front of an item of furniture such as a chest, coffer, or casket. The furniture could be locked by using a key to slide a bolt through the hasp on the back of the strap, which would have fitted into a slot in the lockplate.