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Chicago, IL
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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

PAGODA RED

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Featured Pieces

Petite Chinese Glazed Pantry Jar, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
A dark glaze coats the body of this squat kitchen vessel, pooling at the angular shoulders. The petite early 20th century dish was once used for storing food in a Qing-dynasty kitche...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Chinese Shanxi Soup Pot, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Based on vessels fired in ancient Chinese kilns, this jar's perfect proportions haven't changed much since the Bronze Age. Keeping in the tradition of its predecessors, this early 20...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Terracotta

Chinese Fugui Meditation Stone
Located in Chicago, IL
A well-chosen stone is a focal point of both a traditional Chinese garden and a scholar's studio - evoking the complexities of nature and inspiring creative thought. Sourced from Chi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens

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Stone

Pair of Chinese Ho Ho Boy Oil Lamps, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
These early 20th century ceramic oil lamps are formed in the shape of a young boy, a motif often referred to as a "ho ho boy." Children were a popular motif in Chinese art, and were ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Set of Three Petite Chinese Earthenware Bowls, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
These petite 19th century bowls are cloaked in an opaque cream glaze, which drips and pools over the bowl's shallow form. With an exposed footed base and a textured finish, each smal...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Pair of Chinese Black Guanmaoyi Chairs, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
With strong lines and an upright stature, this imposing piece of furniture was the chair of choice for a 19th century administrator in northern China. Made of northern elmwood, these...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Elm

Pair of Manchu Leather Ice Shoes, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Although Manchu women of the Qing dynasty did not bind their feet, they nevertheless achieved an illusion of small feet by wearing high-platform shoes. Said to have originated when f...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Leather, Wood

Temptress Basket by Brian Stanziale
By Brian Stanziale
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Chinese Glazed Vinegar Jar, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
A thin, dark glaze clings to the angular shoulders of this petite jar, dripping down the textured sides in rivulets of navy blue. Crafted in the late 19th century, this wide-mouth ja...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

Set of Three Chinese Ho Ho Boy Oil Lamps, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Each of these early 20th century ceramic oil lamps is formed in the shape of a young boy, a motif often referred to as a "ho ho boy." Children were a popular motif in Chinese art, an...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Studded Ombre Riser by Brian Stanziale
By Brian Stanziale
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Pedestals

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Metal

Chinese Petite Round Leg Wine Table, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Straight lines and subtle curves flow together seamlessly in this elegant mid-19th century table made in Shanxi province. We love the way its humpback curves and rounded aprons sweep...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Elm

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