PAGODA RED

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Chicago, IL
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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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White Ceramic Tree Sculpture
White Ceramic Tree Sculpture
21st Century and Contemporary American Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic
Decorated with meandering incised linework, this sculptural ceramic tree is a playful way to add texture and contrasting color to any interior. We love the petite tree as a display f...
Petite Stone Drum Side Table
Petite Stone Drum Side Table
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese End Tables
Steel, Limestone
The stone top of this petite drum table references the form of a traditional hand held fish drum. In Taoist mythology the fish drum was the symbol of Zhang Guolao, one of the mythica...
19th Century Chinese Rosewood Mirror with Boxwood Inlay and Original Glass
19th Century Chinese Rosewood Mirror with Boxwo...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Rosewood, Mirror, Boxwood
It’s rare to find an antique Chinese mirror with its original glass. Made in Northern China around 1850, this mirror has remarkably survived the passage of time with its glass intact...
19th Century Japanese Seated Figure of Amida on a Lotus Throne with Nimbus
19th Century Japanese Seated Figure of Amida on...
Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese 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...
Malian Dogon Ladder Sculpture
Malian Dogon Ladder Sculpture
Dogon Tribe
Early 20th Century Malian Tribal Natural Specimens
Steel, Wood
The Dogon people of Mali lived a vertical life. With homes set into cliff faces and orchards to harvest, tree ladders were integral tools of daily life. A pattern of well-worn steps ...
Chinese Dahua Meditation Stone
Chinese Dahua Meditation Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Elevated on a wood base, this mesmerizing dahua stone is displayed like a traditional scholars' rock. Meditating on the stone’s intriguing, irregular composition, the scholar found i...
"Carborundum Car" by Patrick Fitzgerald
"Carborundum Car" by Patrick Fitzgerald
21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Figurative Sculptures
Scrap Wood, Paper
Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald uses his works as a means of resurrecting the idyllic worlds he once found in the Industrial surroundings of his youth. Raised in Grand Rapids...
Set of Four 19th Century Chinese Lattice Scholars' Panels
Set of Four 19th Century Chinese Lattice Schola...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Walnut
It is unusual to find such a fine set of 19th century Chinese lattice panels hand carved from walnut. Despite their grand height, the panels feel light and delicate thanks to open la...
Early 20th Century Chinese Swirled Glaze Wine Jar
Early 20th Century Chinese Swirled Glaze Wine Jar
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Urns
Ceramic
This early 20th century ceramic jar from China's Sichuan province is formed in a traditional shape meant for storing wine and spirits made from rice and grains. Applied with a loose ...
Invisible Drum Stool by July Zhou
Invisible Drum Stool by July Zhou
July Zhou
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ming Stools
Lucite
Each limited-edition signed invisible drum stool by artist July Zhou is fashioned after a traditional Ming example. Unlike other Lucite furniture that is injection molded, July's wor...
Black and White Fossil Stone Sculpture
Black and White Fossil Stone Sculpture
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens
Stone
A well-chosen stone is a focal point of both a traditional Chinese garden and a scholar's studio, evoking the complexities of nature and inspiring creative thought. This fantastic bl...
19th Century Chinese Gilt Palace Landscape Cabinet
19th Century Chinese Gilt Palace Landscape Cabinet
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Birch
Seamlessly constructed and cloaked in black lacquer, this Qing-dynasty cabinet is spectacularly decorated with ornate gilt scenery, depicting traditional palatial courtyard buildings...

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