This a modern 1 section Japanese tea chest called Cha Tansu. It was constructed out of Zelkova (Keyaki), Horse Chestnuts (Tochinoki) and Paulownia (Kirinoki) woods. Inside of tansu is used Keyaki wood,too. It is coated with urushi lacquer called Juttukoku nuri originated Gunma prefecture using Meiki, precious wood.
The tea chest was typically used in a Japanese home in the room similar to the western living room. It was used to keep items for casual tea service as well as storage for an assortment of items for the home.
35 1/2"W x 13 3/4"D x 44"H