This is an antique 1 section Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tansu from Middle Meiji period (1880's - 1890's). It was made using Paulownia (Kirinoki) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods.
Merchant chests were displayed with pride by the owner of a shop to give customers the impression of success and longevity of the business establishment. It was almost always situated in a prominent location of the store to catch the view of the client.
24"W x 15"D x 28 1/4"