This is an antique Japanese personal storage chest called Ko Tansu date Middle Meiji period (1880's - 1890's). It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. Made of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood.
Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage or using this as an elegant side table.
26"W x 14 1/2"D x 20 1/4"H