This is an antique Japanese beautifully Gifu Mizuya 2 section Kitchen chest from Gifu region dated the Late Meiji period (1890's-1900's) .
The elegant color tones of this tansu come from the Keyaki (Zelkova), Sugi ( Cedar ) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. Keyaki wood is valued in Japan and used often for furniture because of its beautiful color and grain. Cypress wood is commonly used for its beautiful golden brown hues and its clean grain that makes it appealing for furniture and design accents.
Mizuya Dansu was most likely used in the kitchen of a Japanese household for the storage of plates, utensils and food items. Most kitchen chests will not have locks and will have a combination of sliding doors and drawers.
41"W x 15 3/4"D x 55"H