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 100% Paulownia wood (Kirinoki).
Originally used to store ephemera, documents, and stationery, its present day function works well as a bedside stand, side table, or small desktop chest for additional storage needs.
24"W x 11 3/4"D x 17 1/2"H