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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Antique Early 19th Century China Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Wood, Lacquer
Ancestor worship was an integral part of traditional Chinese home life. This carved figure bears the likeness of one of its original owner's important forebears. A cat curves around ...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Scholar's Objects
Bamboo
A Chinese calligrapher would work with many types of brushes of different thicknesses and sizes to achieve the perfect stroke. Each artist stored their brushes in a favourite handmad...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Iron, Elm
Horseback riding was a gentleman's sport in Qing dynasty China, holding a very similar social position as it did in the west. The ability to select, train, and command a fine horse w...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
The edging, stretchers, and legs on this petite Provincial table work in aesthetic concert. Each of them was hand-rounded to create a barreled form, representing a fundamental Chines...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Rattan, Elm
The Feng Deng (or square stool) form was popular for its simplicity and utility in the home. The simple legs, stacked edging, sinuous spandrels, and rattan top make this a particular...
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21st Century China Sculptures and Carvings
Marble
This finely carved marble pedestal is ideal for display inside or out. The raised pleats stand in for a melon’s ribs and flow down from the pedestal top to the stepped disc base. The...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Furniture
Brass, Walnut
Collecting was a popular pastime for well-to-do Ming and Qing dynasty gentleman, and shelves like these would have been ideal places to display jades, curios, collectibles, and impor...
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21st Century China Sculptures and Carvings
Marble
Carved from a solid block of dark marble, this melon form basin offers a significant sculptural presence. The raised pleats stand in for a melon’s ribs and diminish in height as they...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
This handsome elmwood cabinet has a simple and subtle beauty that is timeless. Made over 150 years ago in northern China during the Qing dynasty, this cabinet probably once held prec...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Brass, Hardwood
This very fine 19th century cabinet from Northern China is made of ironwood. Iron wood, known in Mandarin as Tieli and prized by collectors, comes from the tallest Chinese hardwood t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Wood, Lacquer
In ancient China altar tables were used to hold musical instruments or display items of beauty and wealth. This elegant altar table was carved out of camphor and lindenwood, with sch...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm
This elegant 19th century low elmwood chest has seven drawers, an apron, and spandrels all finely carved with floral scrollwork. In a traditional northern Chinese home, this type of ...

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