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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19th Century Chinese Low Table Stand
19th Century Chinese Low Table Stand
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Platters and Serveware
Cypress
This 19th-century low table with waterfall top and horse-hoof feet has elegant round corners made even more seamless due to its masterful mortise and tenon joinery. It is made of tig...
Early 20th Century Chinese Crushed Bamboo Pedestal
Early 20th Century Chinese Crushed Bamboo Pedestal
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables
Bamboo
It’s difficult to distinguish this spare pedestal from a modern Parson’s side table. Both exhibit clean lines and a great silhouette. Crushed bamboo brings subtle texture to the mini...
Chinese Natural Lute Console Table
Chinese Natural Lute Console Table
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Console Tables
Walnut
A table such as this one provided a long surface to support and play a qin, a traditional stringed instrument. Often made at a lower height, this taller contemporary table may have a...
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Apothecary Chests
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Apothecary Chests
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Apothecary Cabinets
Brass, Elm, Paint
It is unusual to find a pair of 19th-century Chinese apothecary chests that have remained together during the past century. Cabinets like this were originally used by doctors to orga...
19th Century Chinese Petite Flanked Hoof Foot A...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Console Tables
Elm
This beautifully proportioned table with slender legs and hoofed feet was made in China’s Shanxi province. The elm wood has a dark brown finish achieved by applying many layers of la...
Chinese Creme Drip Glaze Wine Vessel
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases
Ceramic
A cream-colored glaze emphasizes the sculptural form of this contemporary version of a traditional Chinese wine vessel. Refining its classic tapered curves, the jar’s monochromatic l...
Chinese Coil Pickling Pot
Mid-20th Century Chinese Planters and Jardinieres
Ceramic
Originally used for pickling foods, this mid-20th century ceramic jar is coated inside and out with a dark glaze. Subtle ridges suggest that the bowl was fashioned by coiling flatten...
Early 19th Century Chinese Etched Limestone Trough
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Planters and Jardinieres
Limestone
Prized mounts once took refreshment from this stone trough, carved from a solid block of limestone more than one hundred years ago. Once purely functional, the trough is celebrated t...
19th Century Chinese Mustard Jade Archer's Ring
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Collectible Jewelry
Sterling Silver, Jade
Hand-carved of the highest quality jade, this 19th-century archer's ring was likely worn by a gentleman-scholar in Northern China. Traditionally, Chinese archers wore these rings to ...
Early 20th Century Baga Bird Sculpture
Early 20th Century Guinea-Bissauan Animal Sculptures
Wood, Paint
The Baga believed birds to be powerful protectors of the harvest and wards against witchcraft. Every home featured one of these honored sculptures. The bird's posture, gaze, and hand...
19th Century Chinese Peach Blossom Melon Ginger...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Jars
Ceramic
With its classic form, this round melon jar is the perfect canvas for its rich, peach blossom glaze. For many Qing-dynasty elite, peach blossom was a preferred finish to fine ceramic...
19th Century Chinese Peach Blossom Melon Ginger...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Jars
Ceramic, Wood
With its classic form, this round melon jar is the perfect canvas for its rich, peach blossom glaze. For many Qing-dynasty elite, peach blossom was a preferred finish to fine ceramic...

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