This is a vintage Japanese personal storage chest called Ko Tansu from Late Meiji period (1890's-1910's). It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. Made of 100% Paulownia wood (Kirinoki).
Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage or using this as an elegant side table.
23 1/4" W x 12 1/4"D x 23 1/2"H