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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19th Century Chinese Hulu Hitching Post
19th Century Chinese Hulu Hitching Post
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Limestone
Plain wooden hitching posts have been used for centuries to secure horses. But during the Ming and Qing dynasties families showed off their wealth by displaying beautiful stone posts...
"Daisy Rest" by Brian Stanziale
"Daisy Rest" by Brian Stanziale
Brian Stanziale
21st Century and Contemporary American Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Metal
In an exclusive collaboration, each hand-studded piece by artist the bms was transformed from a Provincial 19th century artifact into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Embellishing with s...
“Weird Adventure” by Jan Pieter Fokkens
“Weird Adventure” by Jan Pieter Fokkens
Jan Pieter Fokkens
21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Art
Canvas
Chicago-based artist Jan Pieter Fokkens uses his work as a means of processing the incomprehensible. Navigating the relationship between algorithmic abstraction and the tangible qual...
Chinese Double Gourd Longevity Cricket Cage
Chinese Double Gourd Longevity Cricket Cage
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...
Other, Hardwood
The practice of keeping crickets as pets began in China as early as the Tang dynasty, (618-907). Appreciated for their chirping "songs," crickets were caught at the end of summer and...
18th Century Chinese Huanghuali Picnic Box
18th Century Chinese Huanghuali Picnic Box
Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Brass, Rosewood
The basic form of this two-tiered box with handle has remained unchanged for 1,000 years. Stacked boxes were commonly used as portable containers for food or scholar's objects. Finel...
19th Century Chinese Provincial Round Back Chair
19th Century Chinese Provincial Round Back Chair
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
Prior to the 10th century, Chinese society eschewed raised seats in favour of mats. The rising popularity of chairs and other forms of elevated seating led craftsmen to adapt traditi...
"Kintsugi Rest" by Brain Stanziale
"Kintsugi Rest" by Brain Stanziale
Brian Stanziale
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Abstract Sculptures
Metal
In an exclusive collaboration with pagoda red, each hand-studded piece by artist the bms. Was transformed from a Provincial 19th century artifact into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Em...
19th Century Chinese Gilt Yi Tong Vase
19th Century Chinese Gilt Yi Tong Vase
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics
Porcelain
Adorned with the prized collection of a Qing-dynasty scholar, this straight, cylindrical vase is decorated with an array of treasured items. Beautifully painted with a skilled hand, ...
"Solitary Hill" by Wu Jian'an
"Solitary Hill" by Wu Jian'an
Wu Jian'an
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Contemporary Art
Paper
In the hands of Wu Jian’an, the traditional Chinese medium of paper cut becomes a means of exploring an idiosyncratic range of iconographic source material culled from all-over the w...
Late 19th - Early 20th Century Chinese Amethyst Snuff Bottle
Late 19th - Early 20th Century Chinese Amethyst...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Wood, Amethyst
A mixture of finely powdered tobacco, herbs, and spices, snuff was introduced to China in the 17th century by Western diplomats. Initially reserved for ranking members of Qing-dynast...
"Daisy Tote" by Brian Stanziale
"Daisy Tote" by Brian Stanziale
Brian Stanziale
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Decorative Baskets
Metal
In an exclusive collaboration, each hand-studded piece by artist the bms. Was transformed from a Provincial, 19th century artifact into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Embellishing with...
"Pygmalion Effect XXX" by Almudena Rodriguez
"Pygmalion Effect XXX" by Almudena Rodriguez
Almudena Rodriguez
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Contemporary Art
Fabric
Extracting images, logos and slogans from popular culture, Spanish artist Almudena Rodriguez rearranges disparate signs in an attempt to map out a single vision determined not by ori...

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