This is a vintage Japanese personal storage chest called Ko Tansu from early Showa period (1940's). It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. Made of Paulownia (Kirinoi) woods.
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 3/4"W x 13"D x 23 1/2"H