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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Vintage Chinese Fertilizer Advertisement Poster
Vintage Chinese Fertilizer Advertisement Poster
Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Prints
Paper
Influenced by Western advertising, commercial posters featuring beautiful women in modern settings gained popularity in China in the 1920s and 1930s. Posters like this one came to sy...
Vintage Hu Boxiang Cigarette Calendar Poster
Vintage Hu Boxiang Cigarette Calendar Poster
Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Posters
Paper
The famous commercial advertising artist Hu Boxiang created this advertisement calendar poster for the British American Tobacco Company in 1931. Unlike other poster artists, Hu was k...
19th Century Chinese Shou Shoe Carpenter Line
19th Century Chinese Shou Shoe Carpenter Line
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Iron, Elm
Given the beauty and thoughtful design of traditional Chinese furniture, it’s no wonder that Qing-dynasty carpenter’s tools were accorded the same attention to detail. This remarkabl...
19th Century Chinese Auspicious Gourd Carpenter Line
19th Century Chinese Auspicious Gourd Carpenter...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Iron, Elm
Given the beauty and thoughtful design of traditional Chinese furniture, it’s no wonder that Qing-dynasty carpenter’s tools were accorded the same attention to detail. This remarkabl...
19th Century Chinese Abstract Cloud Carpenter Line
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Abstract Sculptures
Iron, Elm
Given the beauty and thoughtful design of traditional Chinese furniture, it’s no wonder that Qing-dynasty carpenter’s tools were accorded the same attention to detail. This remarkabl...
19th Century Chinese Guardian Carpenter Line
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures
Iron, Elm
Given the beauty and thoughtful design of traditional Chinese furniture, it’s no wonder that Qing-dynasty carpenter’s tools were accorded the same attention to detail. This remarkabl...
19th Century Chinese Carpenter's Inkline Reel
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects
Thread, Iron, Elm
Given the beauty and thoughtful design of traditional Chinese furniture, it’s no wonder that Qing-dynasty carpenter’s tools were accorded the same attention to detail. This remarkabl...
19th Century Chinese Black Lacquer and Gilt Bru...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Elm
This black lacquered brush pot, which was an essential fixture of a scholar's studio, is hand-painted with alternating depictions of garden scenes and flower motifs. These ornate gil...
19th Century Chinese Wine Vessel with Shizi Lid
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Jars
Ceramic
This ceramic vessel was handcrafted in the Jiangxi region of China in the spirit of ancient temple jars. The style and glaze is reminiscent of Han dynasty burial vessels designed to ...
19th Century Chinese Wine Vessel with Shizi Lid
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Jars
Ceramic
This ceramic vessel was handcrafted in the Jiangxi region of China in the spirit of ancient temple jars. The style and glaze is reminiscent of Han dynasty burial vessels designed to ...
Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Zhu Bajie
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures
Stone
Hand carved of stone, this object would have been used in a shoemaker’s shop to press down large pieces of leather. Doubling as a handle, the central figure depicts the curious figur...
Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Mother, C...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures
Stone
Carved from a solid piece of stone, this weight was originally used by a Shoemaker to press down large pieces of leather. Surrounded by intricate scrollwork and peony blossoms, a gua...

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