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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Provincial Chinese Trough
Provincial Chinese Trough
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Cypress
A common sight throughout rural Qing-dynasty China, this provincial trough was once filled with grain for chickens and other barnyard fowl. The rustic trough showcases the expressive...
Early 20th Century Chinese Drip Glaze Vessel
Early 20th Century Chinese Drip Glaze Vessel
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics
Ceramic
Tracing its roots back into the Han dynasty, this early 20th-century vessel emulates the full-bodied shapes and unusual glazing found in ancient ceramics. Marked with barren spots, a...
"Peony and Plum Blossoms" Qing Dynasty Hat Rack
"Peony and Plum Blossoms" Qing Dynasty Hat Rack
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Silk, Mirror, Rosewood
Hung on the wall of a Qing-dynasty home in northern China, this remarkably crafted hat rack provided the kind of elevated display that status-enhancing hats demanded. Flanking the ce...
"Lady in an Orange Dress" by Allan Winkler
"Lady in an Orange Dress" by Allan Winkler
21st Century and Contemporary American Busts
Ceramic
Although this whimsical sculpture by Allan Winkler has the look of outsider art, this ceramic work stems from the art school-trained artist’s interest in the Chicago Imagists. This g...
Set of Three Red Lacquer Betel Boxes
Set of Three Red Lacquer Betel Boxes
Early 20th Century Southeast Asian More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Wood
In many southeast Asian cultures, offering guests a betel quid to chew was the fundamental symbol of hospitality. A blend of leaves, nuts, seasonings, and sometimes tobacco, betel wa...
Chinese Clover Form Stone Drum Stool
Chinese Clover Form Stone Drum Stool
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Qing Patio and Garden Furniture
Stone
Marked by expressive veining, this handsome stool was carved in China’s Shanxi province out of a piece of solid limestone. Ribbed and rounded, the stool suggests a melon, an ancient ...
19th Century Chinese Cast Iron Vessel
19th Century Chinese Cast Iron Vessel
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Rustic Vases
Iron
This cast-iron vessel has an elegant form reminiscent of the beautiful ironwork, bronzes, and ceramics perfected by Chinese artisans thousands of years ago. A century ago this jar wo...
"Power Force" Ghanaian Movie Poster
"Power Force" Ghanaian Movie Poster
Late 20th Century Ghanaian Paintings
Fabric
Power Force was an American-made martial arts movie from 1991. It starred Alphonse Beni, a Cameroonian born movie star as a crime-fighting ninja. Frequently unable to import official...
Mongolian Spring Blossom Painted Chest
Mongolian Spring Blossom Painted Chest
Early 20th Century Mongolian Night Stands
Pine, Lacquer
This painted chest has a timeworn simplicity that modern furniture designers often try to replicate. Beautifully painted with blossoms traditionally associated with prosperity, rebir...
Chinese Incised Terracotta Grain Jar
Chinese Incised Terracotta Grain Jar
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Terracotta
Once used to hold stockpiles of grain, this capacious terracotta jar is distinguished by the energetic incised pattern covering its exterior. Using a simple forked tool, the potter l...
Early 20th Century Chinese Twin Attendants Trunk Table
Early 20th Century Chinese Twin Attendants Trun...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood
Cloud-shaped latches adorn this camphor wood trunk from the turn of the century. Camphor is prized not only for its beautiful grain and rich color, but also for its aromatic nature a...
"Sakura 11" by Doug Fogelson
"Sakura 11" by Doug Fogelson
21st Century and Contemporary American Photography
Paper
Marking the change of seasons from winter to spring, the blooming of cherry trees plays a tremendous role in Japanese art and culture. In spring 2009, photographer Doug Fogelson trav...

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