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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Chinese Blue and White Distant Beauty Vase
Chinese Blue and White Distant Beauty Vase
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Ceramic, Paint
This is a monumental blue and white meiping-shaped vase painted by hand with a landscape scene surrounded by a floral vine motif. The cobalt oxide used to create the blue decorations...
19th Century Chinese Apothecary Chest
19th Century Chinese Apothecary Chest
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Walnut, Lacquer, Paper
This 19th century walnut chest was originally used by a Chinese pharmacy to organize and store herbal medicines. A statement piece brilliantly constructed with mortise and tenon join...
Chinese Art Deco Armchair
Chinese Art Deco Armchair
Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Armchairs
Wool, Rosewood
In the 1930s, Shanghai, China was swept up in the Art Deco design movement. Design, architecture, art, fashion, and furniture were all influenced by this modern movement, permeating ...
Chinese Huanghuali Dragon Scale Stool
Chinese Huanghuali Dragon Scale Stool
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Rosewood
This early 20th century stool from Beijing was carved of huanghuali, also known as yellow rosewood, a precious and revered hardwood appreciated by collectors for its rarity and unusu...
Pair of Chinese Lattice Paneled Doors
Pair of Chinese Lattice Paneled Doors
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Elm
This pair of 19th century Chinese doors evokes life in an aristocratic Chinese courtyard home. Creating this tight floral lattice pattern was like putting a puzzle together; very dif...
Pair of Chinese Lattice Paneled Doors
Pair of Chinese Lattice Paneled Doors
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Elm
This pair of 19th century Chinese doors evokes life in an aristocratic Chinese courtyard home. Creating this tight floral lattice pattern was like putting a puzzle together; very dif...
Chinese Blue and White Mythical Bowl with Deer
Chinese Blue and White Mythical Bowl with Deer
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
Beautiful to behold yet liable to dart away at any moment, the deer is an apt symbol of wealth and prosperity. On this bowl, the artist used rapid and free-flowing brushwork to depic...
Chinese Celadon Tapered Vase
Chinese Celadon Tapered Vase
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Vases
Porcelain
For centuries, collectors have coveted fine celadon ceramics like this elegant contemporary tapered vase. The glazing process is complex: an artisan covered the vase in liquid iron-r...
Low Chinese Stone Chicken Trough
Low Chinese Stone Chicken Trough
Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Planters and Jardinieres
Limestone
This long and narrow trough carved of solid limestone was once used on a farm in rural China in the early 20th century. Designed to hold water or chicken feed, this trough has aged b...
Chinese White Gooseneck Vase
Chinese White Gooseneck Vase
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Vases
Porcelain
Drawing on a long Chinese tradition of ceramics, this striking long-necked vase is glazed in serene, cloud-inspired white. Sculpted by artisans in China's Zhejiang province, this con...
"Blu" Kite by Michael Thompson
"Blu" Kite by Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson Photographer
21st Century and Contemporary American Paintings
Bamboo, Paint, Paper
Chicago-based artist Michael Thompson creates unique kites crafted from split bamboo frames covered with stretched muslin and a collage of vintage Asian ephemera, including fragments...
Chinese Ceramic Glazed Urn
Chinese Ceramic Glazed Urn
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Urns
Ceramic
At once ancient and contemporary, this beautiful urn speaks to the timelessness of Chinese ceramic design. Made in northern China in the early 20th century, the urn pays respect to m...

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