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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

PAGODA RED

Established in 19971stDibs seller since 2006

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"I was Monticello" by Cleveland Dean
By Cleveland Dean
Located in Chicago, IL
Her dress cascaded to the floor. A 1,200 thread count sheet clings to her curvature like desire spills from the lip she is currently biting. Inspired by lust and fueled by personal p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Resin, Foam, Canvas

Pair of Chinese Springtime Vases, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Sculpted in a traditional Chinese phoenix tail vase form, these elegant early 20th century vases are adorned with scenes of magpies flitting between branches of cherry blossoms. Rega...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

Chinese Art Deco White Sofa, c. 1920
Located in Chicago, IL
In the 1920s-30s, Shanghai, China was swept up in the Art Deco design movement. Design, architecture, art, fashion, and furniture were all influenced by this modern movement, permeat...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Sofas

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Hide, Hardwood, Fabric

Chinese Inset Leg Ruyi Console Table, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This gorgeous 19th-century console table was finely crafted from walnut by an artisan in China's Shanxi province. The narrow form would have been ideal for displaying painted scrolls...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Walnut

Chinese Runner Stone Vessel Sculpture, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Simply shaped with an elegant form, this large limestone vessel is actually a runner stone, a key component to a traditional Chinese grain mill. Set atop an extensively carved mill s...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Garden Ornaments

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Limestone

Chinese Runner Stone Vessel Sculpture, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Simply shaped with an elegant form, this large limestone vessel is actually a runner stone, a key component to a traditional Chinese grain mill. Set atop an extensively carved mill s...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Garden Ornaments

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Limestone

Greenery Meditation Stone Slab
Located in Chicago, IL
Found in China’s Liaoning province, greenery stones are named for the naturally occurring patterns suggestive of trees, grass and other plantlike forms that result from the stone’s c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Garden Ornaments

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Stone

"Clouded 20.20" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
By Toyoharu Kii
Located in Chicago, IL
In the series “Clouded,” Toyoharu Kii honors the fullness of life and its continual rebirth. In some works, white tesserae assume abstract profiles. In others, irregular shapes conta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Marble

Painted Guro Mami Wata Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
This brightly-colored painted mask is a dance mask attributed to the Guro peoples of Côte d'Ivoire. The mask depicts Mami Wata, or "Mother of Water," a goddess of water, healing, fer...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Masks

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Wood

Chinese Gilt Ancestor Figure, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
An integral part of traditional Chinese home life, ancestor worship before a domestic altar often featured painted ancestral portraits or tabletop ancestor figures. Seated upon a red...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Chinese Stone Trough, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Once a common sight in courtyards throughout rural China, this textured stone vessel was used as a grain trough for chickens and other barnyard fowl. Chiseled from a block of granite...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Organic Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Granite

Pair of Chinese Stone Fu Dog Protectors, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
These 19th century Chinese Fu dog protectors, each carved by hand from a single block of limestone, once guarded the entrance to a grand provincial Chinese home. Bells hanging from c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

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