Pagoda Red

Chicago, IL

About Pagoda Red

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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Antique Mid-19th Century China Furniture
Elm
Delightful in the details, this 19th century elmwood table has a clean-lined Silhouette enlivened by finely crafted accents. Follow the table’s undulating cusped apron as it flows in...
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Antique Late 19th Century China Furniture
Elm
Just like contemporary flat-file storage, this handsome late 19th century chest provided an administrator in Shanxi province with eight drawers to organize flat documents and importa...
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21st Century China Furniture
Pine
A reverence for natural wood and exceptional craftsmanship underpin the exceptional design of this rustic table crafted by our team of traditional carpenters. Made from reclaimed elm...
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Early 20th Century China Furniture
Elm
Much more portable than heavier chairs, stools would be pulled up for use at mealtimes or used in an outside courtyard or garden. Crafted in the classical Chinese style of simple lin...
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Early 20th Century China Ceramics
Ceramic, Paint
A twist on traditional blue-and-white ceramics, rich shades of red decorate this ceramic brush pot with a landscape rendered in the traditional shan shui painting style. Characterize...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Furniture
Elm
In a traditional northern Chinese home, these chests would have been placed at the side of a low, raised platform called a kang (a type of bed) and used to store household objects. S...
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Early 20th Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
Chinese fans were first designed over 3,000 years ago and, at first, were simply used to keep cool and block the sun. The shape was functional, but over time as fans became works of ...
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21st Century China More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Elm
Carved from a single branch of elmwood, this trough celebrates the wood’s natural knots and grain. Its rustic, organic form would have inspired Chinese scholars who appreciated the n...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Scholar's Objects
Limestone
Taihu stones are naturally occurring limestone rocks native to Lake Tai in Jiangsu Province, China. They are revered as scholars' rocks and meditation stones and are frequently used ...
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Early 20th Century China Antiquities
Bamboo
This sculptural form is actually a 19th century pipe made from a special type of bamboo that bulges between growth lines like a “Buddha's belly”. The shaft looks too long to hold com...
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Antique Late 19th Century China Antiquities
Sterling Silver, Jade
Archery has been practiced in China for thousands of years - rings, like this one, date back just as far. They protected the Archer’s thumb as he drew his bowstring. This one of a ki...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Porcelain, Paint
Revered for centuries for its elegant designs and rich cobalt blue and pure white colors, traditional Chinese blue-and-white porcelain lives on in this monumental jar. Delicately pai...

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