We wonder if its function was meant to be a bar?
The stamp on one of the drawers says
Garret Q. Packer
Furniture & Bedding
23, 25, 27 & 29 Park Ave.
Looking online the building is now a fast food chicken joint and maybe apartments. Also found a few advertisements for it too but not linking to them as in pdf format, but easy to find out there if interested.
It's tall enough to hold flowers so a certain Baby Henri doesn't eat them and a certain Cosette Henrietta doesn't dig thru the dirt.
Photos of tulips...