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PAGODA RED

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Chicago, IL
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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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Custom Square Reclaimed Elm Dining Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Constructed of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary dining table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. The clean lines highlight every knot, split, groove,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Dining Room Tables

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Elm

"Egrets beneath Tall Grass" Japanese-style Gilt Four-Panel Screen
Located in Chicago, IL
Used to partition a room and block unpleasant drafts, the standing screen has long been a fixture of Chinese and Japanese interiors. Carefully placed to instill harmony, a tall scree...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Paintings and Screens

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Paint, Wood

Ming Dynasty Chinese Mural Painting of Buddha Flanked by Attendants
Located in Chicago, IL
This rare mural was painted in China over four centuries ago, and is an exquisite example of Buddhist art. The enlightened Buddha is shown standing at the center of the painting, dre...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Ming Paintings and Screens

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Wood

Provincial Chinese Woven Summer Hat Box, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
No self-respecting man in Qing-dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that even the containers used to store ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes

Materials

Reed

Provincial Chinese Scrollwork Headrest, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of Chinese northern elmwood (yumu), this smooth block of wood was once used by a well-to-do woman as a headrest. The soft curve and height of the block not only supported her he...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Elm

Chinese Three-Tiered Pagoda Bird Cage, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
A triumphant display of grandeur and fine craftsmanship, this monumental bird cage was once home to the pet bird of a Qing-dynasty aristocrat. Dated to the late 19th century, the cag...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Bamboo

Chinese Dusty Blue Summer Hat Box, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
No self-respecting man in Qing-dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that even the containers used to store ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Chinese Carved Bone Bird Cage with Cloisonné Waterpots, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Perfectly proportioned and delightfully ornate, this fine bird cage was once home to the pet of a Qing-dynasty aristocrat. Dated to the mid-19th century, this square bird cage is car...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Metal

Chinese Blackwood Tea Tray, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted of fine blackwood, also known as hongmu, this 19th century tray once served tea or displayed calligraphy tools in a scholar's studio. Framed with low sides, the tray has a si...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Platters and Serveware

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Hardwood

Set of Three Chinese Mythical Gilt Figures, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Lavishly pigmented and carved with intricate detail, these petite mythical figurines were originally decorative elements from an ornate 19th century bed surround. Each gilt figure de...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures

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Elm

Chinese Red Lacquer Summer Hat Box, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
No self-respecting man in Qing-dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that even the containers used to store ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Brass

Chinese Narrow Wine Table, circa 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
This elegant recessed-leg table dates to the early 19th century and was designed to be used as a surface for serving food or wine. The narrow table is designed in a classical Ming st...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Console Tables

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Birch

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