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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

PAGODA RED

Established in 19971stDibs seller since 2006

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Chinese Stone Trough, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Once a common sight in courtyards throughout rural China, this textured stone vessel was used as a grain trough for chickens and other barnyard fowl. Chiseled from a block of granite...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Planters and Jardinieres

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Granite

Chinese Lattice Window Panel, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 20th century lattice window panel likely originated in a northern Chinese home with neutral and balanced interiors. The geometric lattice pattern is linear and open, and w...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Pine

Miniature Chinese Red Lacquer Hat Box, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite cylindrical box is a miniature version of a Qing-dynasty official's hat box. As beautifully constructed as the full-size versions, this little box is finished with a laye...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Hide, Wood

Chinese Prosperity Lattice Panel, circa 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 19th century, this lattice panel was originally a window insert to a set of tall paneled courtyard doors. The geometric lattice pattern is linear and open, and was...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

Materials

Elm

Chinese Stone Garlic Mortar, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand carved from a single block of limestone, this round stone vessel is an early 20th century mortar once used daily in a Provincial kitchen to grind herbs, spices, and other foods....
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Limestone

Chinese Ho Ho Boy Headrest, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. This headrest is shaped in the form of a “Ho Ho” b...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Provincial Chinese Window Bench, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Embracing the raw beauty of unworked wood, this low bench from Hebei province is made from a single piece of unfinished elmwood timber. The plank-top bench was crafted at the turn of...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Benches

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Elm

Petite Greenery Meditation Stone
Located in Chicago, IL
A well-chosen stone is a resting place for the mind, inspiring calm and contemplation. Marked by currents of jadeite, moss agate, and serpentine, this petite greenery stone evokes th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens

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Stone

Pair of Chinese Two-Drawer Studio Shelves
Located in Chicago, IL
These contemporary bookcases are modeled after the tall freestanding shelves used in traditional scholars' studios during the Qing dynasty. Such shelves were used to display a collec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Minimalist Bookcases

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Walnut

Chinese "Fua" Peace Marker, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This discreet wooden sign from the late 19th century imbues its surroundings with a sense of calm. Carved with a single large character, the sign asks you to "keep your heart quiet i...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

Materials

Walnut

Chinese Lattice Window Panel, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 20th century lattice window panel likely originated in a northern Chinese home with neutral and balanced interiors. The geometric lattice pattern is linear and open, and w...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Pine

Pair of Chinese Scholar's Shelves, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, these upright display shelves are constructed with lightweight frames, open sides, and low slatted railings enclosing each shelf. The pair's clean li...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Bookcases

Materials

Elm

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