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).
The iron fittings were all hand made.
Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage or using this as an elegant side table.
22 3/4"W X 13"D X 23 3/4"