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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19th Century Chinese Coffered Robe Trunk
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Brass, Pine
This rustic pine trunk dating from the Qing dynasty projects quiet harmony and balance. Simple in design and bare of ornament except for its brass hardware, the trunk epitomizes the ...
19th Century Chinese Offering Table
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
Achieving a modern aesthetic centuries in the past, this Qing-dynasty table's clean lines are at home in any contemporary room. The fundamental forms of antique Chinese furniture mak...
19th Century Chinese Ruyi Writing Table
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
Achieving a modern aesthetic centuries in the past, this Qing-dynasty table's clean lines are at home in any contemporary room. The fundamental forms of antique Chinese furniture mak...
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Roundback Chairs
Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
For these elegant 19th century elmwood chairs, the devil - or deer, as it were, is in the details. Masterful mortise and tenon joinery defines the chairs' seamless end-to-end constru...
Early 20th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Official...
Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
The defining characteristic of a Chinese Officials Chair is the way that the back crest rail turns continuously into the back posts. Our artisans lacquered this bold 19th century exa...
Early 20th Century Chinese Colonial Glass Cabinet
Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Glass, Teak
This early 20th century teak cabinet from the Northern Chinese port city of Tianjin has strong colonial influences from the Europeans living there at that time. It was likely designe...
Early 19th Century Chinese Altar Table with Eve...
Antique Early 19th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm
In ancient China slender, long tables like such as this one are often referred to as “altar tables” and used to hold musical instruments, flowers, or vases. This 150-year-old table w...
7th Century Chinese Miniature Mingqi Skirted Table
Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Tang Ceramics
Ceramic
This miniature ceramic table is from Shanxi Province and may have been made to represent Mingqi, a type of ancient Chinese burial good. Mingqi were placed in tombs to give the dead e...
19th Century Japanese Seated Figure of Amida on...
Antique Mid-19th Century Japan Meiji Sculptures and Carvings
Wood, Lacquer
This unique seated figure is Amitabha—a Buddha whose name means infinite light. He’s often called Amida in Japan, where this figure was finely carved, gilded and lacquered by hand du...
Early 20th Century Chinese Hand-Carved Greenery...
Early 20th Century China Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Jade
This unique melon sculpture was made in the Liaoning region of China over a hundred years ago, and was hand shaped out of the finest quality jade stone. The stone has stunning, natur...
"Basilisk" Sculpture by Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson Photographer
21st Century United States Abstract Sculptures
Metal, Paint
Contemporary Chicago-based artist Michael Thompson made this striking, one-of-a-kind sculpture, which he calls “Basilisk.” Thompson is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute o...
Early 19th Century Tibetan Thangka of Chakrasam...
Antique Early 19th Century Tibet Paintings and Screens
Fabric, Paint
The rich orange, red, green, and blue hues are still incredibly vibrant in this sacred Tibetan thangka painting. At this centre is the figure of an important multi-armed deity called...

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