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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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Trailing Vine Display Cabinet
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 0.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Cedar
Trailing Vine Display Cabinet
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Cedar
It is highly unusual to find a 19th century Chinese display cabinet with in...
Dimensions: H 7.25 in. W 4.75 in. D 2 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Leather, Stone
19th Century Tibetan Flint Striker Studded with Tu...
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Tibetan Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Leather, Stone
Over a hundred years ago some wealthy man may have used this one-of-a-kind ...
Dimensions: H 9 in. W 4.5 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Coral, Silver
Silver Tibetan Prayer Box with Turquoise and Coral...
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings
Coral, Silver
This amulet box (also called a gau) was made in Tibet over a century ago. I...
Pair of Stacked Stretcher Feng Dengs
Dimensions: H 20 in. W 17.25 in. D 17.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Pair of Stacked Stretcher Feng Dengs
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
This pair of mid-19th century feng dengs (square stools) is crafted from el...
"Autumn Moon" Lingbi Scholar's Stone
Dimensions: H 19.75 in. W 8 in. D 9.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Stone
"Autumn Moon" Lingbi Scholar's Stone
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Prized for their unique Formations, scholars' stones are sculptural objects...
Red Lacquer Chinese Desk
Dimensions: H 32.25 in. W 46 in. D 20.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm, Lacquer
Red Lacquer Chinese Desk
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
With its clean tabletop and roomy leg space, this table, modified from a 19...
Southeast Asian Figure Gilt with Mount
Dimensions: H 5.5 in. W 2.75 in. D 4.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Lacquer
Southeast Asian Figure Gilt with Mount
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings
Bronze, Lacquer
This Hindu sculpture is among the artifacts collected by a couple who spent...
Miniature Mingqi Skirted Table
Dimensions: H 4 in. W 5.25 in. D 3.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Miniature Mingqi Skirted Table
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Ceramics
This miniature ceramic table is from Shanxi Province and may have been made...
Square Corner Courtyard Chest
Dimensions: H 32.75 in. W 20 in. D 19.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Square Corner Courtyard Chest
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
Once used to store household items and provide general storage in a traditi...
Six-Door Six-Drawer Paneled Coffer
Dimensions: H 36.75 in. W 6 ft. 8 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Six-Door Six-Drawer Paneled Coffer
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
This beautiful coffer is emblematic of Qing dynasty furniture design: the p...
Two-Door Four-Panel Cabinet
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 11 in. W 4 ft. 9 in. D 19.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Two-Door Four-Panel Cabinet
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
The artisan who made this handsome two-door cabinet was a master of his cra...
Ming Cloud Dragon Textile
Dimensions: H 36 in. W 4 ft. 2.8 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Silk
Ming Cloud Dragon Textile
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Early 17th Century Chinese Textiles
Silk
Ming dynasty textiles are extremely rare because the delicate silks and bro...
Highly Carved Five-Drawer Altar
Dimensions: H 36 in. W 8 ft. 2 in. D 18 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Highly Carved Five-Drawer Altar
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Console Tables
Elm
A 19th century Chinese altar table with everted ends generally appears in C...
Ming Monk
Dimensions: H 15.5 in. W 5 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Ming Monk
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 18th Century Chinese Sculptures
Wood
The artisan who carved and painted this unique statue managed to portray hi...
Dimensions: H 0.5 in. W 5 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Stone
19th Century Chinese Peach Form Inkstone
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
A scholar chose this peach-shaped inkstone to mix dry ink with water for us...
Dimensions: H 40 in. W 24 in. D 17.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Good Fortune Chairs
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Chinese Chairs
Elm
Carved coins, which represented prosperity, appear to be held in place by s...
19th Century Chinese Five-Drawer Two-Door Coffer
Dimensions: H 36 in. W 4 ft. 7 in. D 17.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
19th Century Chinese Five-Drawer Two-Door Coffer
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Chinese Cabinets
Elm
Centuries ago, this handsome coffer may have served as the family storage c...
19th Century Chinese Apothecary Chest
Dimensions: H 44 in. W 4 ft. 7.5 in. D 23 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
19th Century Chinese Apothecary Chest
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Chinese Apothecary Cabinets
Walnut
This 19th century walnut chest was originally used by a Chinese doctor or p...
Dimensions: H 14.5 in. W 6 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Giltwood
Seated Figure of Amida on Lotus Throne with Halo
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Japanese Sculptures
Giltwood
This unique seated figure is Amitābha a Buddha whose name means infinite l...
Pair of Elaborately Carved Chinese Panels
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 8 in. W 21 in. D 2 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Pair of Elaborately Carved Chinese Panels
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Chinese Screens and Room Dividers
Elm
This pair of elaborately carved early 19th century Chinese courtyard panels...
Ming Tapered Cabinet
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 6 in. W 40 in. D 22 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Ming Tapered Cabinet
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Cabinets
The essence of Ming furniture is fully expressed in the simplicity and grac...
Dimensions: H 4 ft. W 6 ft. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Bamboo, Paper
"Migration" Kite by Michael Thompson
Offered by Pagoda Red
American Contemporary Art
Bamboo, Paper
Chicago based artist, Michael Thompson, creates unique kites crafted from s...
Flowered Deer Cast Iron Vessel
Dimensions: H 26.5 in. Dm 20.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Flowered Deer Cast Iron Vessel
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Metalwork
Iron
China was the earliest known civilization to make cast iron. It first appea...
Celestial Sea Cast Iron Vessel
Dimensions: H 31.5 in. Dm 37 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Celestial Sea Cast Iron Vessel
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Metalwork
Iron
China was the earliest known civilization to make cast iron. It first appea...
Pair of Cloud Salt Jars
Dimensions: H 11 in. Dm 8.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Pair of Cloud Salt Jars
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Chinese porcelain was exotic, the colors were beautiful and bright, gifted ...
"Shui" Porcelain Bowl by Xie Dong
Dimensions: H 10.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 11.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
"Shui" Porcelain Bowl by Xie Dong
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Tapping into a tradition of creating exceptionally Fine porcelain that date...
Shui Porcelain Vase
Dimensions: H 16 in. W 13 in. D 11 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Shui Porcelain Vase
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Ceramics
Porcelain
Xie Dong, a Beijing-based ceramist, works conceptually to capture moments o...
Dimensions: H 3 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Set of Four Chinese Yellow Peking Glass Cups and S...
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Tableware
Glass
These four Peking glass cups and saucers have a rich, deep egg-yolk hue and...
19th Century Full Moon Tray
Dimensions: H 5.5 in. W 18.75 in. D 20.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Pine
19th Century Full Moon Tray
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Mongolian Planters and Jardinieres
Pine
This rustic wooden tray was carved from a single block of wood in Mongolia ...
Dimensions: H 19.75 in. W 8.25 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Stone
Black and White Stone Meditation Stone on Mount
Offered by Pagoda Red
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Iron, Stone
Scholar's rocks in ancient China were appreciated by artists, who collected...
 Red Lacquer Painting Table
Dimensions: H 29.75 in. W 5 ft. 0.8 in. D 25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Red Lacquer Painting Table
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
This shallow elmwood table was made over a century ago in Northern China. L...
19th Century, Chinese Three-Drawer Coffer
Dimensions: H 33 in. W 6 ft. 1.5 in. D 18 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
19th Century, Chinese Three-Drawer Coffer
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
A 19th century, Chinese elmwood coffer with three drawers and six doors, wi...
Two-Door Four-Panel Cabinet
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 11 in. W 4 ft. 9 in. D 19.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Two-Door Four-Panel Cabinet
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Elm
The artisan who made this handsome two-door cabinet was a master of their c...
Opera Drum
Dimensions: H 25.75 in. Dm 44.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Opera Drum
Offered by Pagoda Red
Early 20th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
This monumental-scale drum makes no excuses for its commanding presence, bo...
Monumental Root Table
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 1 in. W 39 in. D 35 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Monumental Root Table
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
This early 19th century spectacular, gnarled monumental table was adapted f...
Two-Door Cabinet
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 8 in. W 35.25 in. D 17.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Two-Door Cabinet
Offered by Pagoda Red
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
The artisan who made this two-door cabinet was a master of his Craft; he us...