PAGODA RED

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PAGODA RED is the destination for collectors who love the art, history, style & spirit of Asian and handcrafted objects. Every item is authentic—historically and geographically—and wears the patina of many lifetimes served in homes, palaces and gardens. In the early 1990s, owner Betsy Nathan studied Mandarin and moved to Beijing. There, she met a group of legendary Chinese furniture experts. Under their mentorship, she became an expert in provenance, craftsmanship, joinery and history. Nathan moved back to the United States and established her first showroom in Chicago i...Read More

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Vintage Chinese Deco Excel Cigarettes Advertisement Poster
Vintage Chinese Deco Excel Cigarettes Advertise...
Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Prints
Paper
This poster, a advertisement calendar for excel cigarettes from the 1930s, melds the meticulous detail of traditional Chinese painting with the craft of color lithography. This adver...
Early 20th Century Katanga Cross Currency
Early 20th Century Katanga Cross Currency
Early 20th Century Congolese Mounted Objects
Metal
Like many pieces of traditional African metalwork, this West African spiral sculpture served as a stabile form of currency. Used to negotiate major life transactions such as weddings...
Chinese Fine Black Lacquer Document Box
Chinese Fine Black Lacquer Document Box
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes
Wood
This early 20th century document box likely once sat on the writing desk of a Qing-dynasty scholar, used to store and protect his works of Fine calligraphy and traditional landscape ...
Early 20th Century Chinese Bamboo Stacking Box
Early 20th Century Chinese Bamboo Stacking Box
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes
Bamboo
The basic form of this three-tiered box with handle has remained unchanged for a thousand years. Used like the modern lunchbox, each tier of this portable stacking box would have bee...
Early 20th Century Square Filipino Field Basket
Early 20th Century Square Filipino Field Basket
Early 20th Century Philippine Decorative Baskets
Reed
Humble in origin, this intricately woven basket, likely used to collect grain, exhibits remarkable workmanship. To form the basket, artisans used reeds of various widths and two dist...
"Hard Petals" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
"Hard Petals" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
Toyoharu Kii
21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Wall-mounted Sculptures
Marble
A leader of the cross-cultural craft resurgence, Japan-based artist Toyoharu Kii creates his intricate mosaics with handcut Italian marble and smalti, Venetian glass made by the same...
"Flower Near the Staircase" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
"Flower Near the Staircase" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
Toyoharu Kii
21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Wall-mounted Sculptures
Marble
A leader of the cross-cultural craft resurgence, Japan-based artist Toyoharu Kii creates his intricate mosaics with handcut Italian marble and smalti, Venetian glass made by the same...
Early 20th Century Guatemalan Child's Chair
Early 20th Century Guatemalan Child's Chair
Early 20th Century Guatemalan Folk Art Children's Furniture
Wood
Crafted in the early 20th century, this petite Guatemalan children's chair charms with its playful asymmetry and richly textured surface. Influenced by Spanish Colonial furniture des...
Early 20th Century Guatemalan Child's Chair
Early 20th Century Guatemalan Child's Chair
Early 20th Century Guatemalan Folk Art Children's Furniture
Wood
Crafted in the early 20th century, this petite Guatemalan children's chair charms with its playful asymmetry and blend of motifs. Influenced by Spanish Colonial furniture design, the...
19th Century Chinese Scholar's Cabinet
19th Century Chinese Scholar's Cabinet
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
A slide of the dagger post and a pull on the fish-shaped handles reveals three shelves, two drawers, and one hidden compartment, once used to shelter the prized belongings of a Qing ...
Early 20th Century Chinese Blue and White Butterfly Bulb Bowl
Early 20th Century Chinese Blue and White Butte...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Porcelain, Hardwood
Delicately painted with an elaborate trailing vine motif, this shallow blue-and-white dish is an early 20th century bulb pot, used for forcing bulbs for indoor floral arrangements. D...
Early 20th Century Chinese Folk Incense Burner
Early 20th Century Chinese Folk Incense Burner
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Cypress
Designed to hold burning incense, censer bowls have been used throughout China for thousands of years. Incense made from dried aromatic plants and essential oils would be burned with...

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