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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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
A milky white glaze emphasizes the simple, serene beauty of this contemporary ceramic. Crafted in Jiangxi province in 2015, the vessel refines the traditional bottle shape with clean...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Antiquities
Iron
This early 20th century Primitive yet sculptural cast iron tea pot would have been an essential part of everyday life in China. Cast iron retains heat for long periods of time, makin...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Metalwork
Brass
Incised with images of scholars, this 19th-century gourd-shaped brazier once warmed the hands of a nobleman or member of the literati. Filled with coal, the brazier took the chill of...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Limestone
With its textured and ribbed surface this hand-carved stone once ground grain and nuts at a Hebei Province wind or watermill. Over a 100 years old, the stone’s surface has worn down ...
Almudena Rodriguez
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21st Century China Contemporary Art
Fabric, Paint
Extracting images, logos and slogans from popular culture, Almudena Rodriguez rearranges these disparate signs in an attempt to map out a single vision determined not by original con...
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21st Century China Furniture
Marble
Hand-carved from limestone, this drum-shaped stool swells a ribbed melon shape, an ancient symbol of fertility. The artist used a hobnail-like texture on either end to suggest the ri...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
This 19th century altar coffer with everted ends and its original brass hardware features a delicately carved dancing dragon apron. It would have originally been used as storage in a...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic, Paint
Chinese blue-and-white ceramics have inspired ceramists worldwide since cobalt was first introduced to China from the Middle East thousands of years ago. This contemporary vase from ...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
The striking pure creme color of this contemporary monumental lidded ceramic vase draws on a long Chinese tradition developed during the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279) when artisans bega...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Antiquities
Steel, Iron
These hand-forged sculptures, with their delicate appearance and whimsical shapes, were once tools integral to a 19th century Chinese shoemaker's trade and fashioned in a way to effe...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic, Paint
First developed during the Tang dynasty, blue-and-white porcelain has been treasured for centuries. Renowned for its painterly decoration and the beautiful contrast of rich blue on w...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
This 19th century chest, hailing out of Northern China, started its life as a storage trunk with a solid lacquered front. Artisans, skilled in traditional Chinese carpentry and lacqu...

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