This is an authentic Japanese personal storage chest called Ko Tansu from late 1900's. It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. It is made of 100% Paulownia wood (Kirinoki).
Metal in the midde of each drawer has Kamon, family crest of Tomoe. Tomoe is a comma-like swirl symbol and resembles the usual form of a Magatama (the vitality of te human spriti).
Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage or using this as an elegant side table.
28.75" W x 17.25" D x 22.5" H