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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Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Cedar
This pair of doors is over a century old and originally decorated a Qing dynasty home in China’s Fujian Province. The thin cedar slats mimic bamboo and overlap the quatrefoil windows...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
This richly lacquered cabinet from China's Shanxi province is over a century and a half old, with a finish that has acquired wonderful character and texture with age. Collectors appr...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Glass, Rosewood
Screens served numerous functions as portable architecture in Chinese homes. The largest examples sectioned off entire rooms, allowing a family to customize spaces to suite their nee...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm, Lacquer
Made in Tianjin, a port city in Northern China, this 19th century coffer beautifully represents household storage cabinets of the era. The waist and apron are carved from a single pi...
Early 20th Century China Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Glass, Elm
It’s rare to locate a mirror created a hundred years ago in China complete with its original glass, but this framed mirror is one of the surviving exceptions. Complementing the rich ...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm
The sleek design of this 19th century three-drawer coffer with open shelf reflects the great tradition of classic Chinese furniture at its height. It was handcrafted in China’s Henan...
Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm
The sleek design of this 19th century three drawer table is generally attributed to the minimal style of the Ming period (1368-1644). It was handcrafted in China’s Henan province out...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
This 19th century chest from Northern China was designed as a large bank to collect and hold monetary savings. The slot in the removable board on the top allows coins to be inserted ...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
A classic piece of Chinese furniture, this 19th century lacquered cabinet possibly once occupied a home in China’s Shanxi Province, its shelves filled with curios or embroidered silk...
Early 20th Century China Textiles
Wool
This hand-knotted art deco rug from China has an unusually subdued taupe-colored open field with a highly stylized cloud border and swirling peacock in one corner. The diagonal arran...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Glass, Cedar
An exquisite example of the lavish taste of the Qing dynasty, this 19th-century mirror combines intricately carved cedar and camphor woods. The era saw a stable political climate and...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Paintings and Screens
Elm
This pair of courtyard panels with geometric lattice screens call to mind the balanced interior of a provincial Chinese home. Tall, elongated panels like these would have originally ...

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