PAGODA RED

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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

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Chinese Prosperity Garden Table
Chinese Prosperity Garden Table
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Patio and Garden Furniture
Ceramic
This early 20th century garden stool from China's Zhejiang province keeps with tradition with its simple drum-form shape, cloaked in a dark brown glaze. Ringing both the top and bott...
19th Century Grand Chinese Glazed Urn
19th Century Grand Chinese Glazed Urn
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Ceramic
This monumental early 19th century finely glazed Chinese urn is eight-sided, an auspicious number of good fortune. Intricate paintings on its surface depict respected Taoist deities ...
19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Chest
19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Chest
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm
This 19th century chest, hailing out of northern China, started its life as a storage trunk with a solid lacquered front. Artisans, skilled in traditional Chinese carpentry and lacqu...
19th Century Chinese Black Lacquer Prosperity Cabinet
19th Century Chinese Black Lacquer Prosperity C...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Wardrobes and Armoires
Brass, Elm
This fantastic mid-19th century cabinet hits all the right notes. Bringing the austere, Minimalist attitude of Ming dynasty design into the Qing dynasty, the artisan woodworkers who ...
Chinese Qing Scholars' Wine Jar
Chinese Qing Scholars' Wine Jar
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics
Ceramic
Painted in the style of Ming-dynasty cizhou ware, this early 20th century wine jar is hand painted with gestural brushstrokes of warm browns atop a creamy-white slip base. Horizontal...
Japanese Meiji Riverside Scroll
Japanese Meiji Riverside Scroll
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Silk, Paper
Although Western painting was initially embraced during Japan’s Meiji period (1868–1912), artists brought on a revival of traditional painting styles as they sought to create a moder...
Chinese Tiger Pine Yin Print Block
Chinese Tiger Pine Yin Print Block
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Wall-mounted Sculptures
Cypress
Centuries before Gutenberg's printing press, China was developing and perfecting printing processes that remain popular today. Originally used for printing fabric, this turn-of-the-c...
19th Century Chinese Wrap Around Tall Square Table
19th Century Chinese Wrap Around Tall Square Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables
Cypress
This 19th century square table from China's Shanxi province references early bamboo furniture with the rounded forms of its stepped apron and simple humpback stretcher, designed to r...
Early 20th Century Chinese Tabletop Scholars' Chest
Early 20th Century Chinese Tabletop Scholars' C...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes
Brass, Rosewood
Crafted of fine rosewood, this early 20th century scholars' chest is an example of the multifunctional boxes used tabletop in lieu of a chest of drawers. While some were used to stor...
Early 20th Century Chinese Opera Drum Barrel
Early 20th Century Chinese Opera Drum Barrel
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Iron, Oak
This squat, melon-like barrel is actually a turn of the century Peking opera drum, originally used by a theater troupe to accompany the dances and songs of traditional Chinese opera....
19th Century Chinese Brass Brazier with Floral Top
19th Century Chinese Brass Brazier with Floral Top
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Metalwork
Brass
This 19th century handcrafted bronze hand warmer would have been owned by a woman of means and filled with coals so she could warm her hands on cold winter nights. The top is beautif...
Chinese Tall Oxblood Meiping Vase
Chinese Tall Oxblood Meiping Vase
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases
Porcelain
This simple yet stunning vase is sculpted in the traditional meiping vase form, historically used to hold the branches of plum trees, which are celebrated in China as symbols of stre...

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