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 Textiles
Brass, Silk, Beads
The Kutch district of Gujarat, India, is renowned for its fabulous textiles seen in this stunning wedding tapestry. Representing the incredible skills of female artisans, Classic Kut...
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Vintage 1930-1939 China Prints
Paper
This advertising poster from the 1930s melds the meticulous detail of traditional Chinese painting with the Craft of color lithography that was popularized in China during the econom...
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Antique Late 19th Century China Qing Ceramics
Porcelain, Paint
Translated as “After the New Year, spring will begin in Suzhou (China’s garden city),” the beautifully scripted phrase painted at the top of this elegant vase is accompanied by the s...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
This contemporary tapered stoneware vase reinterprets the Classic curves of traditional Chinese ceramics with simplified lines and a bright, persimmon glaze. Two subtle raised bands ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Scholar's Objects
Bamboo
A Qing-dynasty scholar once rested his calligraphy brushes in this exceptional brush pot. Appealing to the scholar’s appreciation for natural forms, the pot takes its form directly f...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
Drawing on China’s long-standing blue-and-white porcelain tradition, contemporary artisans in Beijing replicate the celebrated technique in this handsome jar. Using the jar’s simple ...
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21st Century China Scholar's Objects
Stone
Chrysanthemum stones, formed hundreds of millions of years ago, are appreciated for their naturally occurring celestine crystals, which resemble chrysanthemum blossoms. Our stonemaso...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Stone, Wood
Elevated on a wood base, this mesmerizing stone once resided in a scholar’s studio. Meditating on the stone’s intriguing, suggestive form, the scholar found inspiration in the stone’...
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21st Century China Sculptures and Carvings
Stone
The mesmerizing textures displayed in this basin are inherent to the puddingstone, a material quarried in the Liaoning region of China and prized by scholars for its exceptional patt...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
This antique Ming-style bench has a classical Chinese Minimalist form, but the averted ends, cloud spandrels and pierced ruyi sides set the design apart. The bench is carved out of e...
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Early 20th Century Mongolia Furniture
Elm, Paint
This painted chest has a charming rustic simplicity that modern furniture designers often try to replicate. Wear and patina can only be developed with time—it was made long ago in Ch...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
With its strong lines and upright stature, this imposing piece of furniture was the chair of choice for a 19th century administrator in Northern China. Made of northern elmwood, the ...

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