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
Porcelain, Paint
This charming blue and white scroll jar speaks to an era and way of life long gone. A jar of this scale, perhaps a family heirloom, may have stored painted scrolls in a scholar's stu...
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Early 20th Century China Furniture
Elm
Dating from around 1900, this elaborately carved set of shelves may have showcased a scholar’s prized collection of books, antiques and artist tools. The bookcase bears a colonial in...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Furniture
Cedar
A special place to store jewelry, collected finds, love letters or even the everyday office supply, this lock box from Jiangsu province dates from circa 1850. Made of cedar, the box ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Furniture
Elm
Distinguished by its articulated apron and sculptural feet, this handsome low table was once used as a daybed. Not only reserved for resting, the daybed served as a place to have tea...
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21st Century China Sculptures and Carvings
Marble
Small in size but fearsome in appearance, this pair was carved from black marble and would have been treasured in a Qing dynasty home or temple in China’s Shanxi province. The origin...
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Early 20th Century China Antiquities
Limestone
This millstone was hand-carved over 100 years ago in Northern China out of a single block of limestone. It shows signs of wear that add wonderful character and attest to its age and ...
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Early 20th Century Mongolia Antiquities
Pine
This beautiful grain container was made over a century ago in Mongolia. It was made to last: The sturdy pine wood slats tightly joined, with the forever knots helping to secure them ...
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Early 20th Century Japan Textiles
Cotton, Silk, Down
The Chinese and Japanese silk techniques that combine to form this pillow are fundamental to the formation of contemporary fashion aesthetics. Made with patches of vintage Japanese m...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
Garden seats were once fixtures in Qing Dynasty gardens; the perfect place to rest while meandering along a path. This drum form seat was glazed by hand in China’s Jiangxi Province. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Scholar's Objects
Stone
Generally the symbols carved into an inkstone held personal meaning for the scholar who used it. This stone is finely carved with two decorated double gourds, symbols of perpetuity a...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Porcelain
Defined by its rounded body, high shoulders and domed lid, the time-honoured look of the Chinese baluster jar is streamlined as a monochrome. This artisan made modern take on a Class...
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21st Century China Furniture
Steel, Limestone
Traditional Chinese stone furniture-makers frequently mimicked drums in their carving forms. The shape featured in this petite drum table references a traditional hand held fish drum...

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