This is an antique Japanese beautifully Gifu Mizuya ,2 section Kitchen chest from Gifu prefecture dated the Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's).
The elegant color tones of this tansu come from the Keykai (Zelkova), Sugi ( Cedar ) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. Cypress wood is commonly used for its beautiful golden brown hues and its clean grain that makes it appealing for furniture and design accents. Mizuya Dansu was most likely used in the kitchen of a Japanese household for the storage of plates, utensils and food items. Most kitchen chests will not have locks and will have a combination of sliding doors and drawers.