This is an antique Japanese personal storage chest called Ko Tansu from middle Meiji (1880's-1890's). It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. Made of Paulownia wood (Kirinoki ) and all iron metals are handmade.
Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage, using this as an elegant side table or placing it next to a bed for the perfect nightstand.
23 1/2"W x 14 1/2"D x 23 3/4"H