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 Ceramics
Ceramic
This elegant, phoenix tail form dates to China’s bronze age, but the vase was made in 1920 in China's Zhejiang Province. It has a lovely persimmon and gilt finish and is decorated wi...
Early 20th Century China Qing Paintings and Screens
Elm
Beautifully detailed and masterfully painted, this painting dating from the turn of the 20th century centers its expressive composition upon a rondel of Chinese symbols. Representing...
Vintage 1930-1939 China Prints
Paint, Paper
Influenced by Western advertising, commercial posters featuring beautiful women in modern settings gained popularity in China in the 1920s and 1930s. Commercial companies presented p...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
This clean lined 19th century elmwood table from Shanxi, China was likely designed as an incense stand. The drawer would have contained the incense itself or other accessories to fac...
Early 20th Century China Qing Ceramics
Ceramic
This early 20th century jar was made by hand in Southern China and decorated with lion dogs and pine trees, symbols of strength and longevity. It was intended as a pickling container...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
Originally used as an altar table, this beautifully carved table displays intricate flower motifs on its three drawers. Made of northern Elmwood in the 19th century, the chest balanc...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Walnut
These 19th century armchairs owe their graceful design and proportions to styles and techniques that emerged during the Ming dynasty, the golden age of Chinese furniture design. Thes...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
This primitive table may have served as a family’s altar to pay respect to their revered ancestors and Buddhas. This 19th century altar table was made in China's Shanxi Province. Fai...
Early 20th Century Mongolia Furniture
Pine
This early 20th century coffer from Mongolia was painted by hand with auspicious fruits and blessings, likely as part of a bride's dowry. Wishes painted on the pomegranates, peaches ...
Antique Mid-17th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
This is an exquisite example of a 17th century square corner paneled cabinet with masterful mortise and tenon joinery. It features two paneled doors attached with small barrel hinges...
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Antiquities
Elm
Dug out and carved from a single piece of fruitwood, this hundred-year-old tray made in Shanxi province charms with its rusticity and organic form. Marked with use and distinguished ...
Early 20th Century China Qing Metalwork
Iron
This vintage mortar and pestle from Shanxi, China was cast in iron with a floral relief. It was originally used in a traditional apothecary to create herbal medicine.

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