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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"Winter" by Ren Hui
"Winter" by Ren Hui
Ren Hui
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Contemporary Art
Canvas, Paint
In this exquisite painting, artist Ren Hui celebrates the beauty of nature using a style that he calls “uncomplicated and honest.” Entitled "Winter," this patterned composition was c...
Chinese Round Puddingstone Tray
Chinese Round Puddingstone Tray
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Platters and Serveware
Stone
Named for its unique composite nature, puddingstone is a conglomerate stone indigenous to southern China. Prized by scholars for generations, the abstract patterns were an invitation...
Chinese Columnar Cloud Gooseneck Vase
Chinese Columnar Cloud Gooseneck Vase
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases
Porcelain
Drawing on a long Chinese tradition of cloaking ceramics in a single statement-making glaze, this striking long-necked vase is glazed in serene, cloud-inspired white. Sculpted by art...
17th Century Chinese Ming Painting Table
17th Century Chinese Ming Painting Table
Antique Early 17th Century Chinese Ming Desks and Writing Tables
Elm
This elegant painting table was constructed over four centuries ago in the late Ming dynasty by an artisan from China's Hunan province. With its broad surface ideal for contemplating...
19th Century Chinese Offering Box Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables
Brass, Reed, Elm
This 19th century presentation box is elevated with contemporary solid brass legs. The box is made of finely woven reeds and northern elmwood, all cloaked in a layer of richly aged l...
Pair of Chinese Painted Oxblood Jars with Phoen...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Jars
Ceramic
When we first saw these vases we assumed them to be traditional early 20th century porcelains. On further investigation we found them to be rough hewn ceramics that an inspired soul ...
Monumental Chinese Peony Jar
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases
Porcelain
Representing royalty and virtue, peonies in full bloom grace this monumental porcelain jar. This jar is a contemporary artist's reinterpretation of the traditional fine trailing vine...
19th Century Chinese Cartouche Kang Chest
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sideboards
Other, Walnut, Lacquer
Intricately crafted in the 19th century, this walnut kang chest showcases three doors inset with camphor panels, reminiscent of cartouche paintings. Often selected for its active gra...
Early 19th Century Chinese Spirit Screen with D...
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
This 19th century spirit screen from northern China is inset with a duan stone, similar to stones used to create many inkstones for calligraphy. The Stand is carved with abstract clo...
Early 20th Century Chinese Springtime Phoenix T...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Vases
Porcelain
The phoenix tail vase dates from the bronze age and has remained a popular shape for its clean lines and graceful curves. Dating from circa 1900, this vase depicts a peacock in a lov...
"It's Like This" by Esther Shimazu
Esther Shimazu
21st Century and Contemporary American Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic, Porcelain
Bald and chunky, Esther Shimazu’s quirky clay figures are unabashedly naked and delightfully indulgent. Drawing up on her Japanese ancestry and experience living in a laid-back Asian...
"Get a Load" by Esther Shimazu
Esther Shimazu
21st Century and Contemporary Asian Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic, Porcelain
Bald and chunky, Esther Shimazu’s quirky clay figures are unabashedly naked and delightfully indulgent. Drawing up on her Japanese ancestry and experience living in a laid-back Asian...

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