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PAGODA RED

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Chicago, IL
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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

PAGODA RED

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Chinese Blue and White Provincial Plate, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Calligraphic sweeps of blue bring this early 20th century footed plate to life, adorning the crazed blue-grey glaze that cloaks its terracotta form. Atop the freeform brushwork is a ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Terracotta

Chinese Colorful Meditation Stone
Located in Chicago, IL
Unearthed in Jiangsu province, this gorgeous stone has been polished to reveal the full array of its contrasting colors and intriguing patterns. Prized by collectors for centuries, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Garden Ornaments

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Stone

Chinese Limestone Water Trough, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Prized mounts once took refreshment from this stone trough, carved from a solid block of limestone more than hundred years ago. Once purely functional, the trough is celebrated today...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Planters and Jardinieres

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Limestone

Chinese Glazed Kitchen Jar, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
A rich, dark brown glaze clings to the textured surface of this petite jar, lingering on subtle ridges ringing the jar's broad shoulders. Crafted in the late 19th century, the wide-m...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Jars

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Ceramic

Japanese Sake Bottle, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This glazed ceramic jar is a Japanese sake bottle from the late-Meiji era. The jar has a rounded bottleneck form and is coated with a dark brown glaze in resemblance to bizen ware po...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Ceramics

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Ceramic

Set of Four Chinese Deco Dining Chairs, circa 1920s
Located in Chicago, IL
Made in the 1920s to satisfy the worldwide hunger for all things Art Deco, these unique chairs combine the streamlined style of the era with a Classic Chinese aesthetic. The beautifu...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

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Wool, Hardwood

Chinese Northern Qi Equestrian Figure
Located in Chicago, IL
This dignified equestrian is a soldier from the Northern Qi dynasty, and was sculpted in Shandong province over 1,500 years ago as a míngqì burial figure for a wealthy nobleman. Depi...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Ceramics

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Ceramic

Chinese Finely Woven Box with Handle, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
A work of art in itself, this round box is comprised of two layers of finely woven thin reeds within a lacquered bamboo frame. The lid is painted with a delicate scene of two birds p...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Baskets

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Bamboo, Reed

Chinese Art Deco Round Table, circa 1920s-1930s
Located in Chicago, IL
When the Art Deco movement reached major Chinese cities like Tianjin and Shanghai, the design aesthetic that emerged was the perfect intersection of European modernism and Ming-dynas...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Side Tables

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Glass, Teak

Bamboo Leaf Meditation Stone Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
A well-chosen stone is a focal point of the traditional Chinese scholar's studio - evoking the complexities of nature and inspiring creative thought. Sourced from China's Shandong pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens

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Stone

Framed Chinese Ancestor Portrait, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This intricately detailed composition is a late-Qing dynasty ancestor portrait depicting several generations of a family's male ancestry. Originally accompanied by a matching portrai...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk

Vintage Knoll Saarinen Dining Table with Yellow Leather Top
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed in 1957 for Knoll International, the Tulip base pedestal table was Finnish designer Eero Saarinen's solution to the "ugly, confusing, unrestful world" beneath tables and cha...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

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