This is a 2 section antique Japanese stacking chest called Kiri Kasane Isho Tansu. The age of this tansu is circa 1880's to 1890's from the mid. Meiji era.
It is entirely made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. The iron fittings were all hand made.
Each section can be used separately for versatility or stacked together to save space and it has carrying handles to easily move from place to place.
Originally used to store Japanese kimono, obi and accessories, its present day use works well for clothes storage in the bedroom or linen storage in the living room or dining room of a contemporary home.
35"W x 15 3/4"D x 39 1/2"H