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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 in 1997. Over the last 20 years, the PAGODA RED team has grown into a renowned resource for designers, collectors and aficionados around the world.
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Dimensions: H 6 ft. 6 in. W 44 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
19th Century Chinese Marigold Lacquered Cabinet
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
While most Chinese lacquered furniture is black or red in color, this 19th ...
Chinese Tea Leaf Canister
Dimensions: H 13 in. Dm 9.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Nickel
Chinese Tea Leaf Canister
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Metalwork
Nickel
The person who owned this unique tea canister probably drank tea every day....
Dimensions: H 18.5 in. Dm 17.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wood
Provincial Chinese Pickling Barrel
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Iron, Wood
The rich patina of this pickling barrel is a testament to time and use. The...
Chinese Oxblood Fantail Vase
Dimensions: H 23.5 in. Dm 9.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Chinese Oxblood Fantail Vase
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
A reactive oxblood glaze coats this contemporary fantail-shaped vase in eye...
Shallow Shanxi Trough
Dimensions: H 6 in. W 4 ft. 0.5 in. D 16 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Limestone
Shallow Shanxi Trough
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Planters and Jardinieres
Limestone
This early 20th century trough was carved by hand out of a single block of ...
Chinese Martial Arts Weight
Dimensions: H 9.25 in. W 16.75 in. D 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Limestone
Chinese Martial Arts Weight
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Antiquities
Limestone
This curious 19th century hand-carved limestone sculptural object was origi...
"Fanning the Fire" Japanese Teapot
Dimensions: H 10 in. W 6 in. D 7.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Iron
"Fanning the Fire" Japanese Teapot
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Japanese Metalwork
Iron
Decorated with a raised fan motif, this aptly named teapot was used to boil...
Chinese Spindleback Chair
Dimensions: H 32 in. W 20.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Chinese Spindleback Chair
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
This elegant, elmwood chair were made in China’s Zhejiang Province over 150...
Chinese Baitong Etched Folding Hat Stand
Dimensions: H 8.25 in. W 11.5 in. D 11.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Chinese Baitong Etched Folding Hat Stand
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Antiquities
Brass
A Qing dynasty official proclaimed his rank through badges and accessories ...
"9 Sprouts" by Toyoharu Kii
Dimensions: H 9.75 in. W 10 in. D 0.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Marble
"9 Sprouts" by Toyoharu Kii
Toyoharu Kii
Offered by Pagoda Red
Japanese Contemporary Art
Marble
Mosaic artist Toyoharu Kii is renowned for his ability to look for the intr...
Dimensions: H 27 in. Dm 23 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Monumental Chinese Cocoa Glazed Jar
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Ceramics
This beautifully glazed jar was made in China's Zhejiang Province over a ce...
19th Century Chinese Book Trunk
Dimensions: H 17.25 in. W 36.75 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
19th Century Chinese Book Trunk
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
Long ago, a Chinese scholar would have used this trunk to hold and transpor...
Dimensions: H 35.75 in. W 26.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Paper
Vintage Chinese Hataman Cigarette Advertisement Po...
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Paper
This advertising poster for Hataman cigarettes from the late 1920s melds th...
Dimensions: H 1.25 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Set of Eight Small Prints by Yoko Tanaka
Offered by Pagoda Red
American Contemporary Art
Wood
Trained first as a photographer and then as an illustrator, Yoko Tanaka tak...
Dimensions: H 15.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Fabric
"Efecto Pigmalion VII" by Almudena Rodriguez
Offered by Pagoda Red
American Contemporary Art
Fabric
Extracting images, logos and slogans from popular culture, Almudena Rodrigu...
Dimensions: H 16 in. W 16 in. D 12 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Chinese Child's Comb Back Boat Chair with Umbrella...
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
Every so often we come across a rare piece of furniture that, even after ce...
Dimensions: H 23 in. Dm 14 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Monumental Chinese Night Sky Gooseneck Vase
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
This gooseneck vase was made by a skilled artisan in Southern China, knowle...
Dimensions: H 37.5 in. Dm 14 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Chinese Blue and White Scholar's Garden Fantail Va...
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
Chinese blue-and-white ceramics have inspired ceramists worldwide since cob...
"Porcelain Fruit Crate" by Einat Cohen
Dimensions: H 2.5 in. W 16.25 in. D 12.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
"Porcelain Fruit Crate" by Einat Cohen
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Israeli Porcelain
This tray is made by hand from porcelain clay, designed to look like a corr...
Chinese Marble Plant Stand
Dimensions: H 9.5 in. Dm 12.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Belgian Black Marble
Chinese Marble Plant Stand
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Belgian Black Marble
Qing-dynasty artisans carved this plant stand out of a single piece of whit...
Chinese Hand-Carved Stone Basin
Dimensions: H 8.25 in. W 22 in. D 21 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Stone
Chinese Hand-Carved Stone Basin
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 2000s Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Stone
Hand-carved of taihu stone, a porous limestone found near Taihu Lake in Suz...
Dimensions: H 42 in. W 20.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Spruce
19th Century Pair of Chinese Stepped-Back Chairs
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Spruce
This pair of 19th century Chinese black lacquered chairs are carved with st...
19th Century Chinese Wine Table
Dimensions: H 34.5 in. W 40.5 in. D 20.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
19th Century Chinese Wine Table
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
This exquisite elmwood wine table has rounded legs and delicately carved cl...
19th Century Chinese Provincial Console Table
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 5 ft. 11.5 in. D 13 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Pine
19th Century Chinese Provincial Console Table
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Pine
The artisan who carved this Provincial table out of pine added personal tou...
Pair of Chinese Asymmetrical Low Tables
Dimensions: H 20 in. W 24.25 in. D 14 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Pair of Chinese Asymmetrical Low Tables
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
This pair of early 20th century asymmetrical low tables from Shanghai has a...
"Mr. X's Hill" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
Dimensions: H 21.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Marble
"Mr. X's Hill" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
Offered by Pagoda Red
Japanese Contemporary Art
Marble
This evocative work of art is called "Mr X’s Hill", and was made by renowne...
"Sharing" by Yoko Tanaka
Dimensions: H 26 in. W 4 ft. D 2.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
"Sharing" by Yoko Tanaka
Offered by Pagoda Red
American Paintings
Wood
Trained first as a photographer and then as an illustrator, Yoko Tanaka tak...
"Tiananmen Lion" by Ren Hui
Dimensions: H 39.5 in. W 39.5 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Canvas
"Tiananmen Lion" by Ren Hui
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Paintings and Screens
Canvas
This painting, like most of Ren Hui’s exquisite artworks, celebrates his su...
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 3.5 in. W 4 ft. 3.8 in. D 21 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Cabinets ...
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
This pair of early 19th century red lacquer cabinets is extraordinary. When...
Dimensions: H 31.5 in. Dm 18.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Monumental Chinese Fish and Flora Blue and White G...
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
This gooseneck porcelain vase from Southern China is hand-painted with fish...
Early 20th Century Thai Gilt Buddha
Dimensions: H 4.5 in. W 3 in. D 1.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Early 20th Century Thai Gilt Buddha
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings
Bronze
This petite Thai Buddha is a gallery favourite. With legs crossed and his h...
Dimensions: H 17.5 in. Dm 7 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
20th Century, Chinese Persimmon Phoenix Tail Vase ...
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
This vase is a perfect example of enduring Chinese symbolism and design. Th...
Dimensions: H 27 in. W 19 in. D 1.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Paper
Early 20th Century, Chinese Advertisement Poster
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Paper
Influenced by Western advertising, commercial posters featuring beautiful w...
Dimensions: H 16.5 in. Dm 13.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Chinese Cloud Onion Jar with Wavy Lid
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
A milky white glaze emphasizes the sculptural form of this contemporary upd...
Dimensions: H 17.5 in. Dm 14 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Chinese Blue and White Covered Jar with Fish and F...
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
This lidded porcelain jar was painted by hand with fish and flora from the ...
Hand-Carved Marble Columns
Dimensions: H 26.75 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Marble
Hand-Carved Marble Columns
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Marble
Displaying the restrained sense of simplicity that defined the design ideal...