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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19th Century Chinese White Marble Drum Stool
19th Century Chinese White Marble Drum Stool
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Stools
Marble
Carved from a single block of white marble, this early 19th-century garden stool has a traditional drum-form shape. Ringing both its top and bottom, a pattern of boss-head nails imit...
Early 19th Century Chinese Reclaimed Beam Table
Early 19th Century Chinese Reclaimed Beam Table
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables
Elm
This beautifully weathered piece of elmwood is actually a portion of a support beam that once bolstered a Qing-dynasty building. A beautiful cross-section showcases the timber's grow...
19th Century Tibetan Repoussé Needle Case
19th Century Tibetan Repoussé Needle Case
Antique Mid-19th Century Tibetan Mounted Objects
Silver, Coral
Lavishly decorated with repoussé, auspicious Buddhist symbols, and a bit of coral, this 19th-century silver needle case was once filled with the needles of a Tibetan healer skilled i...
Provincial Chinese Timber Table
Provincial Chinese Timber Table
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables
Elm
This early 20th century timber table is beautiful specimen of Chinese northern elmwood. Like stones against a river current, patches of knotted burl wood interrupt growth patterns fl...
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Guardian Fu Dogs
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Stone
These petite 19th century guardian Fu dogs, each hand carved from a single block of blue stone, once sat upon a family altar table in a grand Provincial Chinese home. The pair repres...
Early 20th Century Chinese Canton Garden Seat
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Stools
Ceramic
This ceramic garden seat was created in the early 20th century by an artisan in Canton, also known as Guangzhou, a major port city in southern China. Ringing both its top and bottom,...
Early 20th Century Chinese Reclaimed Joist Table
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables
Elm
Carved from a single block of elmwood, this unusual piece was once part of a joist supporting a Qing-dynasty building. In addition to its unique shape, dovetail notches in the wood r...
Early 20th Century Chinese Scrolled Altar Conso...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Console Tables
Elm
With no stretchers or spandrels, this elegant early 20th century altar table resembles one continuous ribbon. Carefully assembled with mortise-and-tenon joinery, the table's plank to...
Early 20th Century Chinese Provincial Flat-Sawn...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Stools
Elm
This early 20th century round-top stool from China's Shanxi province is beautiful in its simplicity. The stool's elmwood seat was flat-sawn to reveal grain patterns running parallel ...
19th Century Chinese Burl Top Tri-Leg Stool
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Stools
Elm
This 19th century stool from China's Shanxi province charms with its simple form and dark finish. The stool's round seat is cut from burled elmwood and embraces the notion of "wabi s...
Chinese Pingyao Garden Stool
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables
Terracotta
This early 20th century terracotta garden stool was created in Pingyao, an ancient, respected city in China's Shanxi province. With a history dating as far back as c. 800 B.C., Pingy...
Early 20th Century Chinese Provincial Yangtze B...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Benches
Elm
Winding like the Yangtze River, this early 20th century bench from China's Shanxi province captivates with its asymmetrical form. Tapered legs support a seat carved from a sinuous el...

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