This is a Japanese personal storage chest with drawers called Ko Hikidashi Tansu from Taisho period (1910's-1920's). It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. It was constructed out of Japanese Tamo Ash (known as Toneriko in Japan), Horse chestnut (Tochinoki) and Paulownia (Kirinoki) woods.
It has beautiful continuous Tamo wood grains and done in a great construction works.
Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage. using this as an elegant side table or placing this next to the bed to act as a functional bedside stand.
19"W x 13"D x 24"H